Tuesday 30th Jan
The bracket signal at Cheltenhan RC has succumbed to the ravages of the weather, so the time to replace it has now arrived. We have been preparing a complete replacement for it over many months in Winchcombe yard ( well documented in previous blogs).
The CRC signal has had all its fittings removed a fortnight ago and was lifted off its concrete block last week ( unfortunately no pics). Now been offloaded in Winchcombe yard with only its dolls and upper ladders attached
There is a huge number of fittings on one of these bracket signals - about 150 individual pieces (including split pins!) - here's a selection
Thursday 8th Feb
The replacement bracket signal was taken from Winchcombe yard and offloaded onto its concrete base at Cheltenham.
Scaffolding now to be erected and all fittings to be attached.
The flanged base of this post is quite a bit larger than the old one and overhangs the concrete block so some shuttering was required to infil the void underneath.
Neil C levelling off: