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10/28/2012

Weekend Report´╝Ü Salvaging more artefacts on a rainy weekend!

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As wet weekends go, this weekend was great! For running miniature trains, not so great - we were rained out both days. The museum itself was of course open to visitors. However, our usual great turnout of volunteers allowed us to tackle other opportunities.

The TH&B van project made more progress. We are now very close to having the windows glazed and fitted. Work continues on exterior finish and trim. We  also reduced the chaos inside the miniature railway depot that resulted from several weeks of maintenance activity there.

A TRHA work party also tackled (see attached photos) the opportunity to salvage and store numerous small items from the Roundhouse compressor room. This room has stood largely untouched since 1985. One of the items found was a large 75 brake horsepower induction motor made by the Lancashire Dynamo & Crypto Company Ltd, of Trafford Park, Manchester, (UK).  This company was founded in 1899 and lasted until 1967.

Sometimes wet days are good because you get things done that would otherwise be put off yet again. Thanks to all of our volunteers!

Posting and photos by Michael Guy





 

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