<< December 2018. I started extending my workshop. One of the reasons I'm doing this, since buying the Packard Ambulance this time last year I've struggled for space inside my workshop, yes I know, too many vehicles, ? this is why I put the Model A truck up for sale last year, which never sold ! SO, in Novemember I made the decission to extend the workshop.
So, Having firstly knocked the scalloding tubing into the ground in 3- places I made up the framework, then cutting out the bottom of the steel door frame, I welded that into the Steel tubing making the door fit okay and lock up, then, bringing the steel cladding up to the front to sheet over the tubework .
Having moved the front of the building forward, I started on the side of the Workshop, by removing the old blue sheets and putting them alongside the fence (Left) then started knocking it the legs into the ground plus putting the scaffolding framework to hold it all up, this left my workshop open to the elements.
Next job, was to Concreate a catch tank below (underneath) the oil tank, this is to catch any spillages that might accure ?
Having bought 64 concreate blocks I started cementing them in place hence to seal off the oil tank from the rest of the workshop.
This is just in case there in a fire inside, this should protect the tank from any flame,
So it's now 29th December and this is where I'm at at the moment, once I've bricked this wall to the roof I'm not that far from finishing the extension ?
January 3rd 2019........yep it's 2019.....HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Six of us took the Two trip boats "Electra and Richard" down to Dry Dock at Stourbridge for their two year inspection and a re-paint.
Starting out from Parkhead after a full charge overnight we left at 9am, weather was dry and cold, about Plus 4 deg c today.
We tackled the 25 locks with no problems, the trip boats made it down there under their own power, taking it easy all the way, they both arrived at the Dock for 3pm.
Having painted everything I set about moving the shelving racks from one side of the workshop to the other.
This was harder than it sounds, as they had been in place for about 30 years, you can imaging the stuff that was dumped on these shelves ! Hence to say there was plenty of rubbish, after moving the racks, I gave them a coat of white paint before putting the items back on.