Here is the next Progress Report – following close behind as I do not wish to send low quality images to record what has been happening.
The following images record the continuing progress…
2016-0478: Arrangements have been made for one of my four carriages to be modified to have operating brakes. One compartment (with the hand-brake, recovered many, many years ago from the terminal car of an NSWGR end-platform suburban set) will be for the use of the train guard and appropriately designated. Carriage No. 2 was chosen, for no particular reason, except that it was the easiest to grab hold of! The vehicle was loaded on Thursday 4/2, but was not delivered to K & H Engineering at Goulburn until several weeks later.
2016-0487: With the initial section of the r-o-w scraped clear, the road base laid and watered, it was now time to roll same so as to provide a hard surface suitable for ballasting. The rolling was done by Ben on Saturday 6/2.
2016-0574: The first (and only, so far) delivery of metal ballast took place on Monday 15/2 – this scene shows the first of 33 tonnes of the 20mm crushed ballast hitting the ground.
2016-1182: It was several weeks until Mario was able to deliver more rail and spend a little time on construction works. In this scene, the metal ballast in being spread to a depth of about 75mm.
Progress Report No. 3 will cover the delivery of the last sections of “set-track” and the commencement of track-laying.
Pete’s Hobby Railway