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GWSR Broadway Developments

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Breva, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Kinghambranch

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    Link here. Absolutely brilliant. Onwards!
    http://broadwayextensionblog.blogspot.co.uk/
     
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    Two years on from when we were discussing how to inprove on the proposed design and here it is being finished , well done team....

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    That is looking fantastic!

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    What is being built at Broadway station and also at Hayles Abbey Halt is clear proof, if proof were needed, that the best way to do a job is to do it properly.
     
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    Never trust the spelling of a railway company, I'd take the OS and NT spelling as being based on more authentic sources. In Derby we have an ancient street of Norse origin, Friar Gate. When the GNR opened its station there in 1878 it thought that "Friar Gate Station" wasn't snappy enough and adopted "Friargate Station". To this day we struggle against those who cannot resist writing the street name as "Friargate".
     
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    Oh absolutely, but when referring to the railway station, it was only ever Hayles, so authentic. At the time of opening I believe both were in common usage. In the end though everyone else disagreed with the GWR, so it fits nicely! :D
     
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    The GWR also lost an E from Presteigne so it sounded more Welsh!
     
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    The Great Western also stuck with the spelling of shown as shewn long after the rest of the country had moved on.
     
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    "Season tickets must be shewn" still used on Aldershot and District Traction Co buses in early 60s. Very confusing for a young lad.
     
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    I'm sure I've seen some SR literature from the 1930s shewing that spelling as well.

    I also rather like the use of "Break Van" by the SER and others in Victorian times. Were a suitable vehicle preserved, I'd like to see it painted like that just to see the earnest tut-tutting it would no doubt cause :)

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    The LNWR also used 'Break Van', and I love the L&YR use of the word 'lurry'

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    So, one of the blogs says that eventually the new canopy will be entirely riveted, with the bolts currently being using during assembly slated for replacement. I'm mildly curious how those rivets will be done, as the existing rivets were all done with that massive riveting machine hung from a chain hoist. (Somehow I don't think they will be hoisting that up into the roof! :)

    Will they be using an air-powered riveting gun (as was used in shipyards, before welding took over)? (And yes, I know it will probably be shown in the blogs shortly, but I'd like to know! :)

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    Do you mean to say people no longer use it? Does that mean I've got to stop?:(
     
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    The plan is to suspend the squeezer from a jib with a chain hoist. The air will come from a compressor. This arrangement is the quietest way of riveting for the neighbours, the squeezer just emits a hiss and a sigh when it operates.
     
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    Sounds like a few volunteers I know.....;)

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    Only a few? It's a prerequisite for our OAP/way gang !
     
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    Goodness, you all are going to hoist that massive thing all the way up there? Wow!

    Good point; I hadn't thought of that.

    Thanks for the info!

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    Now what is needs is a restored Priestman or Ruston-Bycrus Crawler crane.

    There must be a preserved one in the area....
     
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    Breva will probably know better than me, but at the open evening last Friday, I was talking with Neil, one of the loco department guys fitting the new roof and he was saying that he has to drill about 300 more holes for the new rivets. Initially they bolt the sections and then will rivet as Breva describes. Lots of work, but the roof is looking brilliant.
     

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