Here we go then.
Up inside the shelter, Jim and Tim were hard at work cutting the lower edge to size (all the moth eaten bits were cut off) and working out how to reinforce the legs.
Here's the lovely straight edge that they cut.
The foreground is the old doors, which were put in at Usk, but which were not original. They now make a useful working surface.
It was decided that a bit more work was needed at Toddington, to give the corner posts some proper feet to stand on, a slight change of design from last week's ideas (keep up at the back there, no falling asleep!)
In order to stick with the heritage idea of sleeves to hold the pipes together, we had a rethink, and came up with this version:
It is being moved nearer, to be parked in the 'Parlour Road' at Toddington. That's the short siding by the building, formerly the cattle dock. More extension materials are also being moved up from Winchcombe to the 'coal face'. One day we would like to take the coach up to the extension whenever we work there.
Lunch was a bacon buttie, but this time with egg. It ran down your fingers, which accounts for the concentrations on the faces of these volunteers. A photograph? No time mate, it's dribbling down on my trousers....
After lunch, the shelter base!
Here it is then, that didn't take very long. We have our ring of bricks and the shelter will sit on top of it. The corrugated iron sheets were cut a little longer, and these should project over the bricks, and make the bottom water proof from the rain. We are now ready to lift the shelter on it, once the shelter itself is ready (not yet though).
The last handrail post at the top was also concreted in, while we had the mixer out.
Here Paul is cuting the pipe to length to fit the last post, which was later concreted in.
When the container has been removed, we intend to place a bench at the top, so that walkers can sit down and enjoy the view of the trains.
We are aiming for a summer opening date (the actual date is being worked on, so stay in touch).
Then it's on to the next project for the Heritage Group. What will it be? Pencils are being sharpened as we write. It should be a good one, we have shown that we can do it. Especially if we have your support.
Following the making up of this post, your blogger's camera has recovered, so we should be able to show some more extension work at Broadway tomorrow evening.