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.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Today at Marley Hill

Dave, Bill, Colin & Steve dig a channel to install a vent for the septic tank
Bill installing the vent pipe
Colin covering the pipe
Bill tidying the site
Colin gloss painting undercoated spots in the toilets
Steve & Dave pondering fittings for a toilet cubicle
A visitor from Durham Photographic Society 
One Dave went to mow, but Dave the dog didn't go
Angela working on Twizell during
its annual boiler inspection
Graham checking fittings during the inspection
(Graham Morris Engineering tel.07734560802)
Steve, Dave & Bill erecting a cubicle
Trial fitting a door .....
..... & perfecting it
Colin giving a hand to realign the accessible toilet

Ian replacing Twizell's firebars .....
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
..... & firing Twizell to check plugs
& doors before the steam test
(photo courtesy of Angela Pickering)
Ian compressing a mud hole door
gasket Twizell's boiler warms up

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