Mike Gardner finished off the electrics on 19-August and then stripped the lagging off the exhaust prior to rubbing it down and painting it with a suitable paint. Next time Mike comes he will re-lag the exhaust with the lagging recently purchased from Midland Chandlers.
The VIPs at the Red Wheel event
On Friday 22-August (30th anniversary of the reopening of the Blisworth tunnel) the tunnel was awarded a Red Wheel by the Transport Trust. Stoke Bruerne Boat Co provided a trip through the tunnel for the VIPs whilst Rob Westlake and Kathryn took Sculptor up to the forge (where the Red Wheel is positioned) to add to the atmosphere.
It was a wonderful event with the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (David Laing), the president of the Transport Trust the Hon Sir William McAlpine BT, CRT Head of Heritage Dr Nigel Crowe and various other people (about 50 in total) watched the unveiling and then headed to the museum green for tea, cake and biscuits.
Sculptor was taken down to the A508 and winded by Steve Dean and Kathryn on the Saturday morning.