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.

Monday, 27 March 2017

In the Workshop

Angela cutting a gasket for Cochrane
Dennis drilling Horden's steps
Jim truing a flail spindle end
Dave on the lathe
Malcolm test fitting the stuffing box
on Horden's regulator rod
Ian refitting Cochrane's regulator in the dome
Cochrane's regulator slide valve, showing renewed fixings
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Malcolm cleaning Horden's gauge glass fittings
Angela refitting a wash out plug to Cochrane's foundation ring

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