After the interlude with my diesel conversions I have returned to work on the baseboards to fabricate some more inspection pits.
The first selected are the four inspection/preparation pits alongside the shed, one for each siding. Two of these pits were rebuilt in around 1956 [the two nearest the shed], while the other two were new. Unlike the pits inside the shed, photos show these pits were made using concrete not brick.
This view was taken in Oct 1965 & shows locos over the two new built pits.
Shows one pit in position.
'Concrete apron' from 80thou plasticard. Main pit from 'reversed' laser cut base & sides as used inside the shed.
I have also started the pit alongside the sand dryer although this still needs the top plasticard surface added to represent the concrete apron surrounding each pit.
Here is a photo of this pit with 1420 on shed in Oct 1965 prior to travelling to Buckfastleigh.
All these pits need the addition of concrete steps to complete the job.
These will be fabricated form Evergreen strip which I will collect from the proprietor of Eileen's Emporium at the next Glevum group meeting.