Coal bins for Peckforton and Beeston Castle

trammayo

trammayo

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We used to rest the door on the lorry which, being an open flat back, meant a few trips. I think, but not entirely certain, that the steel trucks held about 17 tons.
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
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We used to rest the door on the lorry which, being an open flat back, meant a few trips. I think, but not entirely certain, that the steel trucks held about 17 tons.
That's a fair bit of shovelling, Mick. But then, I suppose a fireman would shovel somewhere near a tender full of coal into the firebox every day. Eeeeeh, they were the days!

Rik
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
9,603
144
Cheshire
www.riksrailway.blogspot.com
BTW - I've now painted the coal scales ...
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.... and am in the process of landscaping the coal yard at Beeston Castle. Just waiting for the concrete and glue to set and then, after a bit of tidying-up, I'll post some piccies of the end result.

Rik
PS - Blog post about the coal scale build - How I constructed a set of coal scales
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
9,603
144
Cheshire
www.riksrailway.blogspot.com
Just before the Heavens open (again), I nipped outside and took a few piccies of the coal yard in its (near) final form.

First one shows how it fits into the cramped yard at Beeston Castle station as a whole.

Moving in a bit closer.

And then from the opposite direction.

Still a bit more titivating to be done, but getting closer to ticking this one off the todo list.

Rik
 
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