Many hands make light work. Chairman Dick Masters and Journal Editor Andy Lunness have their sights firmly set on Shepton Mallet (it beats looking down) as they prepare the Mendip Vale distant signal for painting whilst Dave works on the post below. After rain stopped play for a couple of weekends, Journal Editor Andy Lunness and Guard Richard Ogilvie-Herald returned to complete the painting. Here we see the almost finished article. No, I haven?t been strung up for failing to clear the ash pit on my last steam-raising turn. Journal Editor Andy Lunness crowns the refurbished Mendip Vale distant signal with the finial, kindly provided by Phil Hopkins and painted by Ganger Tom Bailey who also manned the camera. This is the picture that captures it all, BR 9F 92203 Black Prince climbs the 1:56 gradient passing the renovated distant signal.