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entry 6 Jun 2011, 04:02
Where did the last 3 months go! and it is still 19th May 1962.

Part of the problem is the really poor upload speed I have on photobucket it takes nearly 40 mins to load up one photo so I suppose without the ADSL line it would take a year.

Things are slowly taking shape, the brewery now has a new gatehouse
The main station Towcaster has a proper platform on the road side with a bay end
The parcels depot is in place
There are some proper name boards gone up.
The main station now has some central buildings
The station double canopy is in place
The base has all been painted grey
Improvements made to the Woodside crossing area.
The Towcaster station frontage has walls
The local bus service has improved
The Woodside 'Ace' transport cafe is open for business
There is a new signal box at Towcaster west
Tunnel mouth at the east end of Towcaster station are in place

In addition there has been further track relaying to better reliability which is an ongoing effort, how these guys who glue it all down get it right first time beats me, some parts I have changed 6 and 7 times particularly at the east end of Towcaster whilst the west end of the fiddle yard on the inner track continues to be troublesome for 8 coupled locos, the 2-6-0's go round fine but the 2-8-0's rail climb, it seems to depend on the set of the track coming off the temporary bridge over the River Brack

The improved Brewery with new gatehouse - (still needs a bit of work)


4MT 75069 at Woodside crossing with a rake of Gresley 'blood and custards'


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post 7 Jun 2011, 09:54
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Towcaster continues to develop but there are places that need attention, one area is the west end of Towcaster station where the main line passes under the GCR high level, the arrangement is not nice so anyone with an eye for the area can send me thier views please.

This should show the pointwork, the lines curving in the distance are actually under a truss bridge the wall hides the start of the gradient up to a higher level but the whole is not very pretty nor looks finished.


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