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Ground paddle winding gear sorted!

Finally the winding mechanism for lifting one of the ground paddle gates has been assembled.  It still has to be bolted to the ground and have its safety pawl (the pecker) fitted but otherwise it works perfectly.  After much bolting together and then disassembling because bits were jamming or not aligning and a fair measure of metal cutting and welding, John, Trevor and Adrian manage to connect lifting rods, gates, reduction gears and up-stands so that everything does what is supposed to do.  John drills hoes in the ground to locate fixing bolts but before these can be inserted a heavy down-pour of rain stops play for the day.

The winding gear for the other gate should now be quite a simple and straight forward task.