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Pulling the points

New Hey to North Ballachulish

Its getting a bit frenetic in the back room as I try to get as much done on the layout as possible before it goes out to Rochdale show this next weekend.

I’ve had to leave the two down platform pieces unfixed as I need the room to ballast in between the platform faces. It suddenly occurred as well that it would be easier to fix the point rodding in place at this stage so after a run over to Skipton this morning and a pleasant lunch out, I set to threading the rodding stools on the rod. I approached this with my usual alacrity, but sat at the dining room table that alacrity swiftly disappeared as it became obvious that this was akin to threading 56 needles at one sitting. However strong coffee and perseverance paid off and 6 foot of rodding was threaded in about a half hour…

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