November 19, 2014

News

For details on the progress at the new site, go to Almondell and click on  Weekly News  for the latest updates and for club news select  Club News 

August Event ‘Abroad’

The Society was invited by the Isle of Bute Trust, to bring our portable track to Rothesay to run and carry passengers in the Winter Gardens over the last weekend in August. Passenger numbers were lower than expected due to a slight mishap the PS Waverley had with the pier. However, we did carry in excess of 350 passengers over the two days and the weather was just right.

 

                      

                     

 June News

A Plant were good enough to let us have this piece of equipment for the weekend which was extremely handy accessing small and narrow spaces.

                                              

Thanks again, Bernie and John at A Plant

May News

This month Breedon Concrete sponsored 3 cube of concrete to complete our road crossing to the steaming lies. This was a special mix , ideally suited for open air application and guaranteed not to crack with frost.

We very much appreciate this donation and look forward to working with Breedon in future. Thank you Breedon from the membership.

April News

Courtesy ScottishPower , our power supply was connected via a transformer from two overhead cables. Just in time for working indoors over the winter.

March News

At long last the water connection is complete. As mentioned earlier Advance Utilities provided the ground works and we have since learned that Civils and Drainage Supplies of Bellshill, near Glasgow, provide all the pipes, couplings and fittings. Thank you CDS

   

Thanks to a joint sponsorship from the above, we have secured sufficient block paving, as a donation, to complete the main station platform. Thistle Timber and Building Supplies and Laird Brothers of Forfar are known for their quality of service and supplies through their association with retailers and the manufacturing of product for landscaping specialists.

February News

Our most recent sponsor is Gordow Bow Plant Hire of Broxburn

                       

With thanks to Mr. Gordon Bow owner of the local plant hire company, Gordon Bow Plant Hire Ltd, we had the use of his new 8 ton digger and a 6 ton dumper truck to open up the cutting beyond the tunnel. This sizeable piece of kit also allowed us to remove many tree stumps impeding our way forward with track beds. Thank you Gordon.

This kit was essential for the work intended over the Digger Week February 2017

UPDATED NEWS January 2017

 

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For several months we have been trying to find a solution to obtaining a mains water supply on to the site at Almondell. We were presented with a number of issues predominantly funding and lack of support.

The good news for the Society recently came from a visit by Fraser Baxter representing Advance Utilities, a division of Advance Construction Scotland. He, on behalf of his company, has offered to do the ground works for the connection of a mains water supply for which we are extremely grateful………. and on Monday January 9th the crew arrived and laid the pipeline from the road to the cabin. A fantastic job and the crew were brilliant – a couple of great guys.

                                  

January 2017

For details on the progress at the new site, go to Almondell and click on  Weekly News  for the latest updates and for club news select  Club News