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.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Bill, Bob & Steve making a wall frame for the toilets
Jim & Brian setting up a machining job
Rob, Dave & Steve truing up the doorway .....
..... & sawing .....
..... to complete the wall plate
Steve, Bill, Dave & Bob adding laths to which tin sheets will be attached
Steve adding stays to the scaffold tower
Bob & Rob extending the door frame ......
..... readying it for panelling
Ian extracting Cochrane's tibes
Dave cutting sheeting rail .....
..... & with Steve, fixing this to the eaves beam, to support the ends of the rafters

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