LOCKDOWN OVER - STEAMFEST RALLY COMING UPAfter months of being locked out club members are now back on site and preparing for our annual big event STEAMFEST! Although members have not been on site many projects have progressed and there will be much new to be seen over the Labour Day Weekend event.
PROGRESS ON THE NEW DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE
Our talented and enterprising volunteer members are well on the way to adding a much needed locomotive to the railway fleet. These volunteers have designed and built the locomotive aided by a generous grant from the Knox Counci's community developement fund. The project was started late in 2019 with the hope of completing it within a year but covid got in the way. Lengthy lockdowns meant members were locked out of the club and delays in delivery of parts ordered off shore halted progress.
As lockdown 6 ends and members can return to the club, operational trials are under way on the track. It's looking good!
The sheet metal work on the body has been delayed by lack of access to workshops but it should have its covers on and be looking the part soon.
Congratulations to all those involved.