Clifton Rocks Railway Restoration

30 April 2016 The top gate reinstatement taking 4 1/2 hours, 6 men and a woman

Weekly progress diary from beginning of March 2005
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Top station after 1912
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Top station before 30 April
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Tom, Ed and Dominic chatting. The scaffolding and first vertical support has just been brought round
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support safely lifted onto the scaffold. Dave, Dominic, John, Mike, Tom and Ed
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support safely lifted onto the stone pillar
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Mike drilling the stone to put studs in to hold the support firm. A levelling string is in place
the dust was blown out and bonding agent inserted
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Ed and Tom went to get the other support
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Ed brought the signs round
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the support is level
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Mike and Dominic having a pause and reflection (followed by an ice cream )
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time for the next support
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lifted up on the scaffold
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and onto the pier
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looking good
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Mike definitely in control
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Maggie replaced two missing rosettes. We had had them cast up when doing the other work.
Someone had returned a rosette so it was put to good use as a pattern
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light box slotted straight into position
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and level first go!!
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the main sign went in
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the led lights were inserted having raised the scaffold
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the lid went on
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satisfied looks all round at the finished handiwork
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the team photo (Dave, John, Mike, Maggie, Dominic, Tom and Ed)
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lights up well at night- very subtle
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Mike was kind enough to dedicate the ironwork to Maggie