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, 19 June 2017

Today in the Workshop

Walter & Malcolm discussing Horden's safety valves
Barry & Brian drilling
Horden's handbrake screw
Jim machining parts for Horden
Dave working on Horden's blowdown valve
Eric polishing Horden's rods .....
.... along with Malcolm
Brian fitting Horden's rear brake weighshaft .....
..... with Barry & Alan rotating the shaft
Alan & Brian fitting springs
Barry fitting brake rigging 
Malcolm making a centering tool for machining Horden's safety valve columns
Dave setting up a machining job
2917 gala steamers

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