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Paths, doors, signs, tanks, benches…

1st Jun 2016

Recently some of the chaps in the Building Department have been undertaking some tasks in support of the re-signalling scheme at Medstead station They have laid a path base of ...

On the Bench

13th May 2016

Building Department teams who attend on various days have each had a few players on the bench in the last few weeks, and but this hasn’t stopped them ...

Building Department gated

25th Apr 2016

This is a term normally associated with naughty boys as a punishment not being permitted to leave school premises, normally related to boarding schools. However, although most of us may ...

Building Department get board

11th Apr 2016

At Ropley the re-boarding of the under canopy has been completed following the replacement of the surface covering. Very little replacement of support timbers was required fortunately and it now ...

Building Department jibberish

10th Mar 2016

At Medstead the crane mechanism has now been safely lifted and placed on the base pintel. This delicate operation was achieved without mishap, for an awkward piece of kit, and ...

Let there be light

3rd Mar 2016

A kindly and much welcome donation of an original barley twist gas lamp post has made possible a long-standing idea of replacing the light previously positioned on the cattle dock ...

New Water Feature for Medstead

3rd Feb 2016

The installation of the dock crane pintel at Medstead has temporarily created a new water feature at the country end of the up-platform side. The recent rain has enabled the ...

Crane evolutions

9th Nov 2015

One of the key manoeuvres in erecting the dock crane at Medstead has taken place, albeit with a bit of trepidation- always an ingredient in this sort of thing. The ...

Building Department re-build engine

27th Oct 2015

It's not just our friends at the loco works three miles down the track at Ropley that rebuild engines, Oh no. At the Building Department workshop at M&...

Let there be light

28th Sep 2015

Well, autumn is well under way but August felt a bit like that already and we have had a little disruption to outside jobs due to rain but fortunately not ...

Waterworks Trouble!

17th Aug 2015

We’ve had a little waterworks trouble in the Department, it’s an age thing they say. In our case it was the tank for the loco watering ...

Post War Blog from Building Department

13th Jul 2015

At Ropley the bespoke fencing around the waiting shelter slowly moves along after a little break due to the interruption by a bit of wartime activity on the line in ...

There we were digging this hole

10th Jun 2015

Those readers of a certain age may well remember a song by Bernard Cribbins back in the ‘60’s, but now and again reprised on the radio, about a ...

Thunderbird 2 Lands

18th May 2015

The portacabin for use as a temporary signal box has been delivered to site at Medstead. Best laid plains went astray when the lorry transporting the cabin couldn’t ...

Self Contained Building Department

28th Apr 2015

Another slight break in the blog publication due to a visitation of the man flu experienced in other departments and also that we have been doing numerous small uninteresting, in ...

Building Department Spring Update‏

24th Mar 2015

Spring has sprung but there is still a bit of a bite in the tail of winter on some days when tackling some of the outside jobs, but a cup ...

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