The whole staging will rely on two sturdy beams (the fan 'booms') which will locate in the tail beam of the cap. These then project out of the rear of the cap. We are making the fan booms, and the associated staging, as a separate 'unit' indoors. As with the cap, this will then be taken down and rebuilt on site, prior to the whole lot being lifted on by crane.
|Initial laying out of fan booms and joists|
|Joists housed into the booms, and uprights added, with bracing|
Sadly, some of the gearing parts which linked the fan to the cap have disappeared over the course of time. So, we have also been welding/fabricating, as well as pattern making for casting of replacement parts.
There will be no more blog posts for a little while, so have a good festive break and check back with us in the New Year for further news!......