Seven of us kicked off at Winchcombe today with various tasks allocated.
Richard C, John P and Len went off to Gotherington to replace a rotted plank on the foot crossing from the signal box. Here's the before :
Anyway, patience is rewarded and our pre-prepared plank is inserted and screwed down with the chicken wire re-stapled.
and Paul making sure we're in the middle and vertical:
It has a barrow load of concrete under the ballast to secure it so it should withstand a bit of manhandling.
The number 8 marker denotes the stopping point for an 8-coach train.
And so to a bit more woodwork. The last remaining signal we have to install at Broadway North is a ground signal to be positioned in the 6ft between the headhunt and Siding. This will be mounted on a concrete block for which we need some shuttering and a template to position four securing studs in the concrete.So step forward the carpenters:
This will give us a two foot square lump of concrete The securing lengths of screwed rod are M20
We have earmarked the signal which is currently in storage in the MSC shed at Winchcombe
And finally, may I introduce the S&T entrant for the 2018 Turner Art Prize:
A compilation of hardened paint skins entitled "A Study in Black and White"
Other suggestions for a suitable title will be considered!
Should this be nominated I will airbrush out the background!
May I, on behalf of the S&T dept., wish all our blog readers a very Merry Christmas.