Happy New Year folks. Last year's thread has so far brought 6,400 views, so I thought we would give it a go for another year. Hope everyone is well, and lets hope 2011 is better on all fronts for everyone. While the railway may be closed at the moment, the work on the wagons continues, however, before we can go too far, the goods shed has to be cleared for the installation of some new saftey equipment to aid us replacing roof canvass's hopefully that won't take long. As for the wagons themselves, working from North to South or at least that is where they were when I last saw them, so that makes the first one I shall deal with, 1925 built Mica B number 105873. This wagon has been in for a long while, having her frames sprayed 5 or more years ago, then put out side under a canvass while more pressing projects have taken her place, however, having finally got the TLC she needs, large chunks of all four sides and doors have been replaced, and most of the wagon is now in undercoat. This should take a huge leap forward when she gets a new roof canvass, although these invaryably can be a sole destroying job because of the ammount of paint they soak up to little apparent effect. Further south comes 1950 built OXFIT (fitted cattle wagon) 891054, which is currently at the south end of the goods shed. She has had simular work to the Mica, and is also largely in undercoat awaiting a canvass, although Bank holiday Monday was spent with me and Cornish Rob trying to replace planks on the rock side door (or put another way, me holding a spanner and trying to turn Rob round some very stiff bolts). Outside, 80982, out 98year old S&T tool van (now our mess room) had her stove moved back to its origional location, revealing some perforation in the roof, mainly in the steel patches bolted to the old iron roof. The bench is going to be extended back to it's earlier length too, although these are a quite late addition to the van, but it is far to usefull in its current form to return her to orrigional. Chaired sleeper wagon 40554 has made slow but steady progress in the last few weeks, owing to the appauling weather, however, the progress she is making is still positive. Once our straight line cutting machine is repaired (many thanks to the 1501 group yet again for their work to help out there) we can think about cutting the final section of the Southern raised deck. The open and the ballast wagon have gone back out of our area for now, to be emptied to allow us to do hat is nessesary to them. Toad brake van, 68501, is due to come in to have new pins and bushes fitted to her brake gear, which is shewing its age, although I can say that technically work has begun on it, as I am currently working on a series of CAD drawings of the offending parts. Finally, as far south as the wagon department's repair facilities extend, our out post in Oxforddshire (Owen's shed) is playing host to a number of bits which are getting referbed, paintd, sign written, or built from scratch, as and when Owen's very limited time allows. All the best for 2010 folks, lets see if we can get 7,000 hits this year!