The next Working Bee will take place from Saturday 6th to Wednesday 10th December.
Meet at the Rolling Stock Shed at 8.00 am – Late comers welcome
Working Bees start at 8.00 am and finish 3.00/4.00 pm
Railway Heritage Display – Oberon Station – Saturday 6th December 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
A collection of railway items, maps, photographs and merchandise on display
The next General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd of December
at 7.30 pm in the Oberon RSL Club
Christmas Party BBQ – Saturday 13th December 6.00 pm – Rolling Stock Shed
OTHR will supply the meat but oherwise it is BYOG etcetera
Bring your own folding chairs if you have some
Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair – February 6, 7 & 8 2015
* More information is available from the Events drop down box on the menu bar
* Click on this link for the website www.highlandssteam.org.au
Wanted and Needed
60 lb fishplate bolts, nuts and spring washers in any condition
If you can help or know of a reliable source of these items please contact the
Track Manager Graham Williams on 0422 596 438
A special planning meeting was held on Sunday 9th November with the main aim to review the direction of the OTHR and highlight the short term and long term goals of the organization.
The November Working Bee concentrated on “fixing” the rail to the sleepers on road 2 in the rolling stock shed. The work progressed slowly over the days 80 sleepers 4 holes and 4 dog spikes per sleeper.
The combined hour count of the seven volunteers from Saturday 1st to Wednesday 5th was 112.
The October Working Bee was a great success. It actually go under way on Wednesday 1st with the laying of 3 cubic metres of concrete at the far end of the rolling stock shed. This early start was necessary because the big plan for the weekend was to continue “Road 2” to the back of the shed and the concreting had to be done before that because the newly laid rail would prevent a concrete truck from reversing to the back of the shed.
The major tasks completed from Saturday 4th to Wednesday 8th were:
• Placed sleepers under “1” & “2” roads
• Connect rail and place fish plates to the frog on “2” road
• Refixed timbers to frog “2” & “3” road
• Lay sleepers and rail into shed for “2” road
• High pressure spraying of refrigerated van to clean it and remove graffiti where possible
• Place sleepers and rail to the very end of the shed for the “2” road
• Cut and fir rail for “2” road and closures into points for “2” road
The combined hour count of the ten volunteers from 1st to 8th Nov3ember was 147 hour. Ian Davis and Graham Williams topped the table of total hours worked. Peter Culley’s sterling effort (skill and expertise) on the excavator ensured that the participants did not have to do too much lifting and shifting of the sleepers. Basically a good time was had by all and we look forward to seeing more people at the November event.