Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Monotonous boring jobs

Sleepers are not a fun job. Its a long repetitive job, which never looks quite right after you have done it. Once I'm into the rhythm it goes quite quickly though. I had left the sleepers I cut last week soaking in dilute black paint for 4 days, then took them out to dry last night. Spending an hour I managed to do an entire 4' length.

Spacing is done by the mk1 eyeball and the sleepers are lined up on one side with a ruler edge. No skill just plodding on.
The other line I have managed to save for tomorrow night. Can't have too much excitement can I.
Update 2/5/2013
And the second track is done.

Tonights work brought to you by Palmerston pale ale


NZ120 said...

Looking very nice now! Slow & steady wins the race!

Motorised Dandruff said...

Yes, none of that new fangled technology, just the honest toil and sweat of ones brow :v)

0-4-4-0T said...

Who brews Palmerston pale ale? Druff Breweries or a smaller, commercial outfit?

Motorised Dandruff said...

There are no comercial breweries in Palmerston North, its all Druff breweries.

0-4-4-0T said...

Having correct sleepers is essential to the look of NZ railways. It's also very easy even though sleepering a long length (let alone a major yard like Paekakariki) can be time consuming. In terms of effect for effort, though, it is well worth the effort compared to the time spent doing rolling stock or buildings.