Tuesday 19th June 2018
Following the interest shown in Block Bells and the expectancy of sonorous tones expected from Broadway signal box in due course, I can announce that we are going to install a "Church Bell" - and here it is:
I am reliably informed that the six types of block bell normally used are:
Church, Ordinary Round, Flat Round, Cow, Sheep, Gong.
I'm sure Church will sound best!
Back to stool planting. Firstly we unloaded another 20 lengths of rodding from our diminishing store at Winchcombe. These are now residing in the 6ft waiting to be put in once the concrete has set on the next batch of stools:
John P and Carl S started by dismantling the shuttering from last week's run of concreting and filling in the ballast round them:
George busied himself assembling some more stool/roller assemblies on the makeshift cabinet bench while Foremarke Hall rolled by
Still quite a few more needed to get us to the end of the platform - but sufficient to keep us going today:
A total of 28 stools have now been installed which takes us almost up to the footbridge. Probably another half dozen to get us to the point where the first pair of compensators need to be for the first set of points and fpl:
Just 5 of these left for concreting next week.
Couldn't resist climbing up the bracket signal to get an overhead view of Foremarke Hall on its last Broadway run round of the day: