Yesterday (12th April) we set to work to do more on finishing the three tracks from the turntable at Castlemaine to the new loco shed. ‘A’ Road (right hand track) is ready to be ballasted and tamped and ‘B’ Road (the centre track) was joined up as well.
We are now down to the fiddly bits of the job, cutting ‘closure rails’ to length, drilling holes, and fitting fishplates to join them together.
B Road needed about 7m of rails to join the turntable to the existing track and it’s laid on second-hand concrete sleepers.
On Thursday we will finish fastening the rails, take some minor kinks out of the tracks, spread a lot of ballast and tamp the track ready for use.
Tomorrow we will be back at Castlemaine, finishing off the turnout and connecting tracks ready for a ballast train in the afternoon. Castlemaine at 8.00am. If you’d like to join us, please call or text John on 0427 352 416.
Next Week (Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd)
Once again at Castlemaine to add a little more track radiating from the turntable. Castlemaine both days at 8.00am. If you’d like to join us, please call or text John on 0427 352 416.