As a relief from the brick-work, I have been churning out loads for wagons and lorries over the last week. As a confirmed tea-drinker, I had to have pallets of tea-chests, inspired by @Mikkel 's (if nowhere near as good), so I sawed, trimmed, and edged in silver some wood strip. A delivery awaits collection and complete unloading from the VBB:
A load of timber planking is put on a wagon for its customer from the lorry, with the unorthodox aid of the Freightlifter, the product of the plantations on the High Weald:
I have been playing around with tissue paper, trying to get a tarpaulin to 'drape' nicely. This looks as if made from Barbour coat cloth (the day-light bulb is flattering) - I will try weathering it later with a grey tone - but I was pleased with the appearance. The gang take a tea-break from loading wool bales, having completed and sheeted an OBA, before putting the remainder on the OCA behind it.
I obtained a lump of genuine Lewes chalk, to my delight, when pottering round Southerham on a visit a few months ago. This has been crushed and sieved, and made into loads for lorry and wagon, and a (unconvincing, I admit) pile for the J.C.B. to load. A '56' makes a rare visit to take the minerals away.
Finally, after collecting four pallets of widgets, the engineering firm's delivery driver does a little 'private business' with his brother-in-law, taking a package back on the lorry to drop off at home en route...
Lots more to do to the model, of course, but I am glad still to be making some sort of progress.
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