Today I have been painting the iron strap-work of the wagon and there have been a steady stream of visitors - including two train drivers, one from the UK and one from Germany.
The second was Anton Hofmann, a recently retired driver on the German railways. He had served for 40 years and was now a tour guide specialising in railway tours. To my delight he presented me with a miniature medal of the Gewerkschaft der Eisenbahner Deutschlands (GED) - left. He said I could consider myself an honorary member for the work done at the water tower and on the truck. An honour indeed.