At Toddington the construction of the new Broadway replica canopy is making good progress. Since our last visit, a second length of intermediate purlin has been made up.
Back in the loco workshop, construction has started on the truss, the largest piece. The vertical strut on the left is where the middle of the truss will be. The structure has been placed on one of the fascia boards, as the floor in the workshop (the former goods shed) is not sufficiently even.
In the picture below (inverted for comparison purposes) you can see where the truss will fit:
The E Finch, Chepstow worksplates have now been lettered, and handed over to the builders of the footbridge and canopy.
We were asked if one worksplate should be mounted upside down, but declined, as that was a peculiarity to Toddington!