Thanks to Bernie for all the pictures and text for this post! The words below are Bernie's.
Wednesday started as a nice sunny day, a good day to put away the IPP&W for the 2017 season. Lawrence, Pat, Steve, Lee Pattman and Bernie showed up to help Fred. As Fred and Lee put away the fridge and cupboards, the other crew started to collect the buildings. It did not take long and then the protective covers went up. It was good efficient work crew and we were done by noon. Malcolm turned up Thursday to help Fred put the locomotives away.
The photo above shows Lawrence and Steve fitting the cross braces.
Pat watching Fred and Lee cleaning out the cabinet.
The protection filling up.
There are a lot of buildings around this layout.
Steve fitting a brace.
Steve bringing out a plywood panel.
Bernie looking for the proper screws.
Bernie anchoring the plywood.
Pat on the ladder.
Lawrence admiring the handiwork.
Lee getting the tarp cover ready.
Okay, which way is up?
Steve waiting for instructions.
Lawrence preparing to tie down the tarp.
Steve and Pat having a chat.
Fred and Lee covering the bench.
The rope attacking Lawrence.
Pat watching the action.
Some buildings were stored under the ore dock. Pat is securing the tarp.
I think we are done. Time for refreshments.
Fred and Pat enjoying the sun.
Lawrence and Steve also having a deserved rest.
Pat, Lee and Bernie: Cheers.
Thanks, Bernie, for the great review!
We'll see everybody next season!
Mike Hamer, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada