The restoration of the turntable is now complete and has successfully been used to turn locomotives on many occasions already.
The turntable is currently manually operated, we aim to fit a vacuum motor to make the turning operation less strenuous.
There are a number of Great North of Scotland Railway coaches at Ferryhill which need extensive restoration work. They are of wooden construction and thus require woodworking skills to effect restoration.
The aim is to strip down, repair or replace the damaged timber, refurbish what can be saved of the fixture and fitting and then rebuild back to its original status.
Have you skills that could help us?
The success of these projects depends mainly on the voluntary efforts of the members in a variety of roles. If you are male or female, an active senior citizen, with time on your hands or a teenager (16+), if you can give some of your time on a regular basis, or for a few hours now and then, we welcome you. You will meet new people and maybe learn some new skills and increase your experiences. We all start from the beginning and the more you learn and work on the project, you will find the skill and job thats right for you. So now its your turn to become involved and give a helping hand. If you are one of those gifted people who can turn a hand to anything, we need you, if you just want learn a new skill, then come along. From mechanical engineering to woodworking, from brick laying to coach building, these are some of the skills that will be needed and maybe taught. Help us by joining the FRHT, your subscription helps the Trust enormously.