We thought we would do a catch up post and a bit of another look back post.
So what have we been up to? Well, Victoria is now put back together, finally her fire bars and ash pan are back on, and she is filled with water, we are looking at maybe even having her steam test done in September!! Not that we have anywhere to go, our last event, that was meant to be the first weekend of October, have just dropped me an email to say that it’s not going ahead, so I think we will look forward to what we hope will be a much better 2021.
Victoria with no ash pan on.
Lloyd and Wendy putting Victoria's ash pan back on with the use of the trolley jack.
Filling Victoria with water into her boiler.
The wagon is now looking very smart with its painted chassis, A-frame and steps. Sadly the inside doesn’t look quite so clean and tidy, it’s become a bit of storage for things we haven’t used at rallies this year and it needs a really good clean and tidy. When this hot weather goes away Wendy will have a go at giving it a good old sort out, tidy, clean and maybe even polish the brass!
Front wheels remove so we could paint the front of the chassis.
All done and looking good.
Even the A-frame and steps have had a tidy up.
The only engine we have had in steam so far in 2020, I don't think that will be moving the wagon! We will have to wait for Victoria.
We have also had a new banner made which we have put up at our office, looking good. Wendy shares her VTT office with her husband who is a web designer and is a specialist in vintage vehicle websites.
Victoria's Torton Tales new banner up , outside our office.
Futuresys and Vintage Historic Classic Banners, all looking good.
This weekend we should have been at The Weald and Downland Museum for their excellent steam event, always a good show and very much enjoyed but thousands of visitors, here are a few pictures of previous years.
Victoria at Singleton in 2017.
Victoria with her friend, Lady, at Singleton.
Finally, yesterday was the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Wendy and Lloyd. Here at VTT HQ would like to say congrats and we have found this lovely picture of you both with Victoria!! Hope you had a lovely day.
Lovely picture of Wendy and Lloyd out on the road with Victoria, Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary to you both.