A bit more drilling today to finish the series of holes to mount the point rodding cranks and signal wire wheels. Here's Jim P tightening the wheels on the C-channel:
This just leaves 5 more pulleys to be fitted to the 2 LH C-channels ; these are for the signal wire adjustment system.
There was more work going on above this with Malcolm W continuing to fit the remaining retaining bars on the locking trays. To assist with all the drilling required we have installed the pillar drill (
originally situated under Toddington box) on Neil Carrs' substantial work bench. This will be a great asset when we start fitting the locking bars, etc.
height is right to allow for the fitting of the further steelwork for supporting the cranks which was will direct the rodding along the trackside.
We started by visiting the signal box at Bishops Lydeard and then worked our way up the line to see the box at Crowcombe Heathfield, the box and works at Williton, and the box and works at Minehead
We arrived at Minehead just as a charter ( I think from London Victoria ) pulled in to the station - a magnificent rake of Pullman coaches headed by a DB Schencker Class 59:
And on the return journey we stopped off at Blue Anchor box and posed for the group photo: