Sunday, November 07, 2010

Metal Recovery

For the most part I don't think that the filler has any function towards strength but it does fill the deep corrosion in places and provides a flat surface to bear against the timber members.

The hockey-stick iron strengthening struts for the side planks of the wagon were thin in places and one of them was so thin that it fractured and had to be welded. I've filled the thinned parts.

Foundry Marks

While I was doing it I took these photos including ones of the foundry mark on one of them.

This clearly shows "Parkgate" and the tail of the fish mark that is all over the ironwork of this wagon.
There's interesting stuff and photos about Parkgate here and here.

Here is the "MR" showing that the wagon was originally built for the Midland Railway.

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