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Bristol Barrow Road - Wagon hoist Pit and more trackwork


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blog-0460265001330116180.jpgHaving promised some photos of recent work on the layout I managed to find time today to take a few. Time had come to cut a suitable hole in the baseboard to fit a removable pit to accommodate the wagon hoist apparatus for the 150ton Coaling Plant, so out came the drawings and after taking the appropriate measurements I marked out the outline shape and literally took the plunge using my Bosch multi-tool - what a useful piece of kit.

 

I then made up a removable pit which is bolted to the underside of the board together with a temporary platform for the track. It is my intention to make the hoist operational at some stage and therefore provision has been made to accommodate the girders and hoist mechanism.

 

As you can see from the photos work on the trackwork has progressed and now some crosses the first baseboard joint on its way to the coal tower and preparation pits.

 

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Here are a few shots of the Ash Disposal Pits which run under and alongside the Ash Plant. Included is a close up of one of the water hydrants in the pit wall - there are a total of five in the two pits.

 

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Finally a few more shots of the Coaling Plant showing the hoist pit.

 

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Oh I nearly forgot 51218 a Barrow Road L&Y Pug with a few empty minerals.............................

 

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Rob

Nicely done...that can't have been a job for the faint hearted! Adding more character all the time.

 

Mike

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Robin,

 

It's good to see an up-date after a bit of a gap. Progress looks good and the advance of track-work is certainly starting to bring it to life and give a better impression of how it will look. The coal hoist insert looks very neat and I'll be very interested to see how you go about making it work such that it stops in just the right places.

 

Looking forward to more installmants,

 

Dave.

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