Bon soir mes amies!
Well, I didn't get any track layed, nor did I get the track-bed strips cut. However, this was not due to slack-handedness on my part. Au contraire
, I did quite a lot. I decided instead to continue building the final boards and have now got a mere 68 inches to go!
44 inches of that will be a bridge which I shall be doing first thing tomorrow and the remainder- a two-foot section to carry the main line onto the bridge and house the thing when it is lowered- will be fabricated as well. The section I cut today still needs to be painted and neatened up, and has yet to be permenantly fixed, largely because I need to fit the wires. But it's so close now I can almost...er...smell it
Anyway, here's a quick montage of shots taken at 'close of play' today. The top left shows (just about) the newest board which stretches up as far as the end of the shed. The 'bridge' in situ is merely one of my many 'mock-ups' to assess and measure the dimensions for tomorrow's build and to ensure there will be sufficient clearance, whilst also making sure the curves aren't too tight. I have ringed the somewhat dim outlines of the H&SE(FB) who diligently did their job today. Little Drew (top right) was overseeing much of the the day but Kashie, now being a dedicated working mum, was equally keen to underline her commitment to the workforce (bottom left). Wilfred- yes, that's Wilfred Fatsod, the chairman from the Xpert Eleven game- did some things to help, though this largely consisted of eating and laying on the newly felted station throat board under Kashie's supervision (bottom right). Infront Cat was not available today on account of him taking Moorcroft Corinthian for an extensive training session ahead of Saturdays game
Fingers crossed, if tomorrow is sunny or at least dry, I might just...no, I shan't tempt fate by saying it...but I'm actually quite excited!
Cheers guys, and thanks for all your encouragement and sarcasm. It does help, beleive me