A Saturday special, because a gang of 4 went to work at Hayles yesterday to get the job nearer to completion for June the 5th, our official opening day. So much left to do!
All of the interior steelwork has now had a coat of primer, which turned the steelwork green.
Dave then followed with a coat of banana yellow - that is the undercoat of the official colour.
It's a long fiddly job getting all those angle irons painted, especially when you have to be careful not to get any on the corrugated iron sheets just behind. They will be left 'au nature', just as they were.
Then, on a bit we did earlier, the topcoat went on in the SW corner.
In this shelter we found some lengths of wood screwed to the wall that would have held various notices, so we kept those, and Jim H made some lovely notice boards. Some of these will tell the history of Hayles Abbey halt, while others will hold useful information (timetables etc) and another for acknowledgements to our kind sponsors.
Outside, Jim G was found giving the white line an extra coat of paint, supervised by ''I'm not in charge - he is'' Paul.
In the bottom LH corner you can catch a glimpse of a patio chair - we've moved some of them down here now, you'll see more of that on Monday.
Pete from B&S dropped by, just to check he dimensions of the running in board posts, to which he will scew the running in board that B&S have manufactured. You don't want the board hanging in a void on the day, do you. That day, the fitting, now looks like Wednesday. We can't wait to see it!
We've still got to complete the path just behind this gate, and we intend to fit a seat at the top of the slope, so that you can sit there and watch the trains.
Tomorrow is the usual working day again, so it should be busy. See you then!