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.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Wednesdays Gala Prep

Ben sanding no.1s side in preparation for its final coat of gloss.

David cleaning no.1s balcony roof in preparation for painting. 
Angela painting whistle boards.
Geoff painting the carriage shed doors.
Euan trial fitting window beads....
...before Chris fits the windows. 
Linda, our second guest loco has arrived from the Ribble Steam Railway. 
Bobby welding replacement sections into 49s ashpan.
David working on a door surround...
...which Bob later ubdercoats. 
Ben polishing Cochrane's cab fittings.
Bob cleaning no.1s side in prereration for painting.