Did you know? Tanfield Waggonway was 4' gauge; Hawks Waggonway (Gateshead) 4'3"; Wylam Waggonway used 5' gauge; Willington Waggonway 4'8", hence Killingworth Waggonway 4'8" & from there the Stephensons' influence spread to Hetton, the S&DR, the L&MR, across Britain & the world.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

C&W Saturday

Andrew cleaning part of No.8's rear Wheel set tyre ready for painting...

...David later painting a white strip on the tyre. This will make it clear if the wheels are turning and will hopefully reduce the likelihood of the hand brake being left on.
Callum starting work on a vacuum cylinder in
preperation for our 'Freight in February' event...
...Chris and Mark continuing later in the day.
Antony removing the stub of a broken vacuum 
hose from the pipe Waggon.
Euan fitting a vacuum hose to a hopper...
...before removing old oil and water from axle boxes...
...which Antony tops up with fresh oil.
Callum and Antony paying attention to more break gear.

Andrew undercoating part of No.1's frame.