Very cold, slight thaw midday but freezing hard and heavy fall of snow at night after half-dark day. To Wimbledon in afternoon to buy a few things. Bought dry battery at Electrical Installations Co.and saw Mr.Conrade there; it seems he is a clerk there. Drummond big 4-6-0 loco No.331 is now painted black. Fitted gramophone volume control on outside of gram.cabinet so that it can be operated with the sound insulating lid closed. Also fitted pick-up rest: gram looks a nice job now and am waiting to hear how it sounds when I get a full-up accumulator on it.