One of our members had these roof trusses lying in their yard and when they heard about our relocating the workshop containers they generously donated them to enable us to make a proper roof between the two. Many thanks indeed, the trusses are in excellent condition.
Work started in earnest on the 9th August preparing the ground works ready for the contractor to commence building work. Click on the images to enlarge. The first job was to assemble the kit. And was it impressive! State of the art too, even had a key code before it would start. The second job Read more about What A Difference A Week Makes…..[…]
Now you see them……. Now you don’t! Up, up and away! There will be BIG changes at Almondell these coming weeks! Here is the plan for your information: Normal working will be taking place on the Thursday and Saturday. Please be aware that due to the machinery and vehicle movements for Read more about August Work Schedule[…]
Robert emailed a line or two and some photographs setting out progress with his 7¼” gauge J36, 0-6-0 tender loco based on ‘Maude’ (which is preserved at Bo’ness). With two inside cylinders of 2” diameter it should be every bit as powerful as the full size. Robert writes ‘This model is a “one off” and no Read more about Come Into The Workshop ‘Maude’…..[…]
Standards are improving, but is this the new look for drivers at ESME? Seen at Bo’ness at the SRPS ‘Meet Thomas’ event, their ‘Fat Controller’ decided to show how it should be done. And very smart he looked too.
And there it was, the email we had all been waiting for, the official blessing to start testing the 7¼” Circuit ‘C’! Almondell Track ‘now ready to go’ Sender: ESME Secretary 13th July at 8:07pm Hello Members, I am pleased to tell everyone that circuit ‘C’ has been completed with all the required ballast and Read more about You Have One New E-Mail…..[…]
Last year’s visit to the Isle of Bute with the portable track and a small exhibition created a lot of interest which led to the Isle of Bute Trust extending an invitation to this years Rothesay Gala. Flushed with the success of last years trip Peter decided to offer an extended portable track and Read more about Trains On The Prom…..[…]
Ballasting the station area…. Point construction and refurbishment…. Ballasting Circuit ‘C’ East to West (road crossing to tunnel)…. Nearly there……
Fears that the demolition team would condemn the redundant and derelict Newliston signal box to be destroyed by controlled burning so that the valuable lever frame could be recovered for use elsewhere proved unfounded. After a last minute rescue bid was launched by Robert, transport of the structure was arranged and with careful handling it Read more about Phoenix Rises[…]
But it’s a good start! Our Roving Reporter was out and about on a wet Saturday to follow up on their earlier report of the 1st of June when the team completed the two troughs on the bridge for planting. The team were back adding the topsoil in preparation for planting. Read more about Ok, It’s Not Exactly The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon…..[…]