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Tuesday, 6 October 2020

A Corner of Marley Hill Shed

The plan for Marley Hill shed includes presenting it as it was in the 1930s when the Pontop & Jarrow Railway became the Bowes Railway.   As part of this, the concrete floor is to be replaced, and the lineshaft driven machinery (which we installed in the early 1970s) is to be removed.
Ian removing the lineshaft bearings - note the poor condition of the render, also to be replaced
Cameron & Dennis moving pulleys
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Colin & Kevin splitting wheels from a shaft
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Kevin's determined to remove this pulley
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
I'm checking a jack
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Dennis preparing a lathe prior to removal
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Ian slinging .....
..... & Ian moving a lathe .....
..... which is pushed & manhandled into the side room
Colin steering & Ian pulling the lathe into store
Dennis & Colin handling a pillar drill
A grinding wheel is next ......
..... followed by another, older, lathe
Dennis, Cameron & Steve freeing the work bench
...... which ends up in the side room

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