Tuesday 4th May
Two of us in today - John P and myself under the watchful eye of Malcolm W.
We had a fairly urgent job to make a replacement section of foot crossing - the crossing from the bottom of Toddington signal box steps has gone rotten. This had been pre--measured so John P cut up suitable wooden planks and constructed the following
The top surface was then covered with anti-slip chicken wire held down with numerous staples. I volunteered for the messy part to coat it all over with a liberal dose of creosote
It was then delivered to Toddington and fitted to place.
Another kindling/coal box has been made for Toddington signal box. This is a smaller version due to the limited space with the extended lever frame
Just when you were thinking that we have lost sight of proper S & T stuff, there has been a lot of work going on to check and record the mechanical locking in all our signal boxes. Some of the original charts were not up to date or had gone missing. All these revised charts have now been completed and laminated and are to be attached to backing boards which will be hung up in their respective locking rooms. Here is the one for Broadway
The locks on each of the horizontal locking bars have been colour coded so that it is much easier to see the locking combinations
And finally, we have found sufficient flat bar to complete the fitting of the handrail to the CRC replacement bracket signal