Meanwhile, a second team set about extending the mainline. A number of track panels had been assembled previously, and these were brought to site on a bogie running on an adjacent track. The panels were then slid off the wagon and barred into place – which sounds easy, and to everyone’s surprise, was (relatively) easy. Mind you, the Battle of the Fishplates was then fought and more-or-less won (although it was a close run thing). If you are an expert on fishplates, get in touch here. Or alternatively, come and see us at Apedale. Keep watching this space for a Big Announcement about Open Day 2009 (you must be simply bursting with anticipation).