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.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Various Jobs

Ian checking that Angela has pressed Cochrane's boiler
to 1.5 times its working pressure (a hydraulic test) .....
..... while boiler inspector Graham checks joints
(Graham Morris Engineering, tel.07734560802)
Brian shimming Horden's LH valve rod
Jim checking the fit of a coupling rod bearing for Horden
Peter working on one of Horden's little ends
Dennis trimming a footstep bracket for Horden 
Malcolm & Chris cladding a small wall with wainscot
Rob painting the toilet ceiling .....
...... as is Geoff
Ken skimming plasterboard joints
Dave covering the lower part of the storeroom,
to minimize damage to walls
Ian skimming the Peckett's journal for Beamish .....
..... & returning from a successful test of Twizell's regulator repair
Dave & Chris starting to wainscot the ladies toilet area ......
..... & getting close to finishing

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