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7 Plank BR Wagons to Irish

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Here are 6 commandeered BR 7 plank wagons converted & weathered to Irish

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I bought these some time back before I found out about Irish stuff available but decided to use them anyway as a test for weathering, their not fully complete yet but very close- going to do a few replacement planks on some and fit loads of.....something!

Eoin

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Very nice conversion and weathering from originals such as these I presume. They look great in CIE grey  

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Living across from the old Salt Works in Stafford, I do pick up the odd salt wagon..

What is the odd sculpture/totem pole affair in the background here, and on the 203 pictures?

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2 hours ago, Broithe said:

Living across from the old Salt Works in Stafford, I do pick up the odd salt wagon..

What is the odd sculpture/totem pole affair in the background here, and on the 203 pictures?

You saw that decal I did not remove- 'eagle eye Broithe'

The totem pole- that has puzzled me for years. I dug it up long ago in my front garden, it weighs a tonne so I reckon it's hardened steel- one idea I have is its part of a lime rock crusher! My house used to be 3 workmen's cottages with a lime kiln in my garage.... any ideas??

Eoin

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1 hour ago, murrayec said:

The totem pole- that has puzzled me for years. I dug it up long ago in my front garden, it weighs a tonne so I reckon it's hardened steel- one idea I have is its part of a lime rock crusher! My house used to be 3 workmen's cottages with a lime kiln in my garage.... any ideas??

Sounds very plausible, they'll have needed to crush it up for processing through the kiln - would there have been a source of water-power anywhere nearby?

 

This signal at the old salt sidings has somehow survived until now. There is still some inset rail in the yard beyond the fence. Just visible, between the yellow machine and the bramble.

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7 minutes ago, Broithe said:

Sounds very plausible, they'll have needed to crush it up for processing through the kiln - would there have been a source of water-power anywhere nearby?

Hi Broithe

Yes, two weirs which still exist, and I was told by a chap that there was a settlement pool in front of my garage but a house stands there now. I had noticed old iron bits and cut granite stones (very like the granite in the kiln) in the garden of the house but the owner could not say where they came from- he sold the property recently and unfortunately the new owner remodelled the garden and discarded them- shes not into old stuff....

Eoin

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Sounds even more plausible..

All I dug up here was some Stafford-Uttoxeter rail, a chair-screw, a pick from a pneumatic drill and the entire back axle (with wheels) from a Bedford CF.

Previous owner had dug a pit in the front garden to work on his camper van, then buried the bits that came off...

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I've also dug up;-

5 bed ends- one I use as a gate into the garden- can be seen in the second last photo above.

2 plough spades- off an old tractor plough

millions of bottles- tonic, HP, perfume, & boveril

4 steel chisels

2 sets of steel log splitters- ones with wire handles wrapped around

1 TV areal

a sack of roofing stakes - blacksmith made in the days before them modern nails

and still digging stuff up......

Eoin

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Thats them Broithe ,

my ones have a rectangular head like an axe rather than round

Eoin

 

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