Four volunteers from Broadway came yesterday to help with the repair of a fence - see below.
To begin with, a quick shot of two short benches made up in the C&M building at Winchcombe. They have cast iron seat ends of two different generations. The upper one is the original scripted type in use until 1934, and the lower one is the more modern 'shirt button' type, which was in use for a relatively short period from 1934 to 1942. The company was nationalised in 1948, and a few seat ends were even cast with 'WR' on them. So one needs to pick ones period.
One bench will be placed outside the Winchcombe visitor centre (Winchcombe being a 1950s era station) and the other in the picnic area at Broadway, a station of 1904.
The Transit van was out and about today with John and Jim H shuttling things hither and thither. Firstly to Toddington with some concrete posts for a fencing job tackled by Rod, Terry, Ron and Keith. Then to Broadway with a supply of 2'x2' slabs, and to collect the motorised auger for use at Toddington.
|A dip in the roof of the admin Portacabin has allowed water to accumulate.|
A quick inspection of a leaking roof in the admin building was made, before returning with the van to Winchcombe, where some roof sealant was picked up. This was taken to Toddington to patch up the leaking area.
After patching up the leaking roof, the old car park fencing panels were collected and taken to the loco dept lighting up store on the other side of the Toddington site. There followed a quick trip to the building site next to The Pheasant pub to collect some broken pallets for the loco dept.
Here you can see the Transit backing carefully along the approach road leading to the store of pallets behind the camera.
Finally the Transit went back to Broadway again to collect surplus Heras fencing and scaffolding planks to take them to Winchcombe for storage.
In the workshop Bruce continued with his running in board and Ken was making up more fence panels. Barrie was at Toddington surveying his next job, a replacement door to the C & W store on P2.
Meanwhile, Pete, Mike, Austen and Jim M were digging a hole in P1 at Winchcombe looking for a water leak.
They found it OK, and know what is required, but to fix it will mean switching off the station water supply. This will therefore have to wait for a non running day. The leak is only small and not considered urgent for the moment.
Whilst at Toddy it was discovered that a blue badge driver had run into the brand new fencing installed only last week.
Luckily the contact with the fence was made where a post still needs to be replaced, so no lasting damage has occurred.
To close with here are some shots of the Broadway gang of 4 at work on the fence repair at Toddington. Due to the height of the fence here the post holes need to give the taller posts a good foundation.
The auger has seen plenty of use at Broadway, so the team is well experienced. Here we see them excavating the holes for the tall fence posts.