MAJOR MILESTONE for the WILLANS DIESEL
Congratulations are due all round as the Willans engine turns over on air. This is probaly the first time since it turned of its own account for over 50 years. For the next trials we will use progressively higher pressures working up to continuous motoring. Not until we are satisfied all is in order, particularly engine lubrication, will it be time to give it a bit of fuel and see what happens.
WINTER ACTIVITIESDespite the cold wet winter weather much has been going on at Scoresby. Final test runs and finishing touches are nearing completion on the railways new "P" class diesel loco prior to putting it into service.
The miniature railway has been very busy on Sundays with good passenger numbers even on wet Sundays.
Thanks to the donation of a great supply of hardwood logs by local tree removalists Taylors Trees the club has a plentiful supply and working bees have been cutting splitting and tidying away heaps of firewood.