Welling & District
MES

Promoting education and re-creation for recreation in South East London

11/10/2021 Update

The New Track is well underway
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The new permanent track at Hall Place is well underway with more than 75% of the "A" frames in place. The track-panels are being manufactured by another group of members are are laid and connected almost as soon as they are made by the Track Layers.

The delivery and construction of our Drivers' Rest and First Aid Room (aka Drivers' Hut) has been completed and it only remains to get the water and electricity supplies connected - then we can start the fitting out of the internals.

The base for our new Society HQ has been laid, and we expect that construction of the framework and shell will commence today. Looks like we shall be fitting that out this winter - thermal underwear required ?

The dedicated painting gang has completed paint protection to the circa 240 steel support sections for the track and the Gauge 1 track is on the agenda with about 50% of the 66 post supports already in place.

It looked like an insurmountable task, however, with the volunteers we have (and a few more "pressed men"), we hope to have the track in operation by the end of this year - finances, weather and manpower permitting - ready for public running in April 2022.

Please watch this website for updates, or go to our Facebook page at "Welling & District Model Engineering Society"