Lying in a dark corner of a shed was an abandoned 5″ gauge driving / passenger truck. Enquiries from the owner elicited the response ‘If you want it, have it, but it doesn’t run and it tips you off at the points.” Dismantling it, the upper works were only fit for the scrap bin, but Read more about Jeremy Bull[…]
Thursday – during the day, very visible progress was made on dropping and compacting blaes to form the embankment. By the end of the day the further load delivered at lunchtime had all but disappeared. One more day should see the blaes to level and ready to consolidate further over the winter. This Read more about Week ending 11th Dec.[…]
One our hard working and dedicated volunteers, Andy, at AMEC, having a happy time driving “Grace” at Bo’ness. A record number of pasengers hauled, resulted in a record take for the Society. Saturday 3rd December 2016.
Built by member, Alex West over the past two years. The model is a 7 1/4″ scale model of Hunslet’s latest shunting locomotive designated DH6OC and the prototype for their new series. Built to 1/10th scale for 7 1/4″ but adaptable to 5″ as a narrow gauge engine as well by using a central square Read more about Alex West[…]
Thursday – Once again the three tractors were put to good use throughout the day. While the small tractor/shovel transferred stone to the bridge area for the remaining gabions the big tractor spent the day loading the tipping trailer which spent all Read more about Week ending 4th Dec[…]
Thursday – As planned, a team worked throughout the day to drop, level and roll blaes along the first 5″/3.5″ embankment. The tractor/trailer driving round clockwise and the team and roller moving in behind every time it dropped and returned to reload. Every trip of around 15 to 20 minutes saw three bucket loads from Read more about Week ending 27th Nov[…]