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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Black Country Living Museum to Merry Hill Embankment

Food shop at Aldi before setting off from Black Country Living Museum. Stopped briefly at Waterfront at Brierley Hill before reversing to the moorings on the embankment above Merry Hill Shopping Centre.

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Keith.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Kingswood Junction to Drawbridge Inn, Shirley

Lapworth flight done, check.

Bricks from Jacky loaded in hold, check.

Moored at Drawbridge Inn, Shirley, check.

Fish and chips twice and 2 pints of Golden Hen, check.

Think we deserved that!

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Keith.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Saltisford Arm to Kingswood Junction

Set off for Birmingham this morning, our Yucca plant will flower whilst we are away .

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A wet run up the Hatton locks, but we did complete them in 2hrs 45mins, now moored at Kingswood junction.

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Keith.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Further Work on the Baseplate

Today we managed to complete work underneath the floor of the hold as far as the new model railway room will go. Lagging the main water pipe to stop the condensation, painting the baseplate with used engine oil, and refitting the shutts.

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Keith.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Work in the Hold

Today we started preparatory work for building my model railway room in the hold. First we had to sort out the rubbish, which went in the bins, then moved everything as far forward as possible, which allowed us access to and removal of the first two shutts (floorboards) from the bulkhead at the saloon end of the hold.

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It is in better condition than we thought it might be. Jo set about scraping and removing the loose bits, then painted the base of the walls. It is already for oiling tomorrow morning, then we can do under the next 2 shutts. We thought that whilst we had the shutts up it was lagging the main water pipe from the water tank in the bow with some pipe insulation, to stop the condensation which appears to be happening, so I popped to Screwfix to get some and have fitted the first lengths.

Keith.