News & photos of activities during the week are always welcome, and this time Steve has obliged with a few photos of the concrete pour for the pit inside the David Page shed on road 6. I'm struggling to know what to call this pit, the pit visible from the car park is often referred to as the 'old pit' or 'ash pit', whereas the two just to the south of the David Page shed are known as the 'new pits'. Is this one to be known as the 'newer pit'? 'Newest pit?' '4th pit?' Come to think of it, even 4th pit would be wrong, as that would be overlooking the one that still exists down at Winchcombe that we used when based there during the Chicken curve landslip era. Perhaps YAP.... 'yet another pit'. Whatever it finally settles down to be known as, its presence in the nice warm & dry David Page shed will be very welcome. I can see owners fighting to get their locos on it during the winter.
|Pouring the concrete, photo courtesy of Steve Parker|
|Photo courtesy of Steve Parker|
|Which end will be the deep end? Where will the diving board go?|
The deceased pair of scissors in the oil store for cutting up rags has been replaced
|Ready for service once more|
|Eleanor rodding through one of the tubes.|
|Dan at work on 7820|
One of those little jobs that had never been got around to was to insert a cover over the throat plate of Dinmore Manor's boiler. It's not something that is easily noticed is missing unless you're up close and know what to look for. The father and son team of Len & Mark had a go at sorting that out on Saturday.
|Len (l) & Mark fitting the throat plate cover.|
|Greasing the axle boxes|
|(l-r) James, George & Ian|
|Setting off from Toddington|
|Mark Clarke, RIP.|