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, 28 February 2017


Plasterboard & T&G being delivered - insulation arrived from another supplier
Ian placing the plasterboard in the carriage shed, next to toilets where it will be used
Steve fitting extra support for the plasterboard,
needed to adapt imperial to metric size
Rob & Steve marking out ......
..... & cutting the insulation .....
..... which Steve .....
..... & Rob fit between external wall framing
A Peckett axle from Beamish Museum arrived to have its journals machined
Ian working on Cochrane's hydraulic test

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