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, 5 June 2017

Monday Men at Work

Eric cleaning one of four leading springs for Horden
(the rear two new springs have been fitted)
Malcolm checking a part for Horden
Jim making more vacuum brake parts
Dave visually checking a level .....
..... & working on the lift rod for Horden's reverser
Alan cleaning nut threads .....
..... & Barry cleaning threads on a pull rod for Horden's brake rigging
Malcolm & Peter in discussion about the safety valve seats on Horden's dome cover
Ian refitting No.2's steam brake valve following repairs to the live steam connection
Barry & Alan fitting a brake block to Horden
- the spare hand is Ian's
Malcolm milling flat Horden's safety valve seats

No comments: