Wrack and Ruin

A mid-life crisis in narrow gauge

The Track Is Back

dscf1283_shrp A quick line inspection and some basic maintenance over the weekend has confirmed that the Rhach track lives to serve another “operating” season, having sustained no lasting harm over winter (and from some over-enthusiastic leaf-raking). As a plus, we have some lovely primroses growing out of the ballast. Rust was evident on a number of the mending plates again, so I’ve coated them with Jenolite jelly and metal primer, and I’m currently trialling two of the plastic-coated type as well. I’ve recharged the loco batteries and started thinking that I really, really should get round to finishing that station building (which only lacks for a coat of clear varnish) and the last wagon kit…