Two activities today with one group off to CRC in the diesel railcar to renovate yet another signal. This time it is the outer home signal. They disappeared on their mission with the trailer loaded with scaffolding. A generator also needed to power the angle grinders to clean up the post once all the fittings have been removed. We will have enough re-conditioned fittings to replace them once the post has been re-painted.
Neil C, Carl S, John P, Keith L and Peter W went on this mission leaving Malcolm W, George B and yours truly behind. No photos of CRC I'm afraid.
So, back at Winchcombe we started the clean up of the two lineside cabinets that we retrieved from the Gretton area following the re-cabling there. These are going to re-sited between Greet Tunnel and Winchcombe Station where we are currently suffering some embankment slippage. The existing cabinets here are being pushed over by the encroaching 'mush'. Also the concrete cable troughing is being pushed out of alignment. So some cable alterations and cabinet re-positioning are to be carried out. Contractors are currently sorting out this problem.
And two lids
These are in surprisingly good condition apart from a bit of rottem wood round the bottom, so a good clean up with the angle grinder and wire brush and we're ready for paint. George attacking number two :
They will be mounted on two lengths of point rodding to raise them off the ground-this should overcome any further deterioration of the woodwork.
Finally, the CRC post has now been returned to the yard after the welding of the base plate and webs by Carriage and Wagon next door. Now got some primer and undercoat on:
More Painting next week.