Righto, as I’m not getting a crane any time soon I’d best have a go at getting the Wadkin off the pallet on my own.
One advantage of having a railway in the garden is having access to random lengths of useful track.
Now if I just pry the Wadkin up I can slip a couple of bits of steel conduit underneath. That should help it slide more easily.
Lets see how easily this pushes.
Whoops! That went a bit too easily!
OK, now shuffle it onto the track…
…And gently slide it down the track.
Don’t want it falling off the end just yet.
So if I shove a bit of wood under the end of the track and lift the pallet, it should gently drop onto the wood.
And with a bit of conduit under the track I can lever out the wood. A small drop at a time.
So now just lever the track up a bit and slide the conduit out.
Now to push the Wadkin back to where I want it in the workshop.
And if I can push it onto the conduits again I can move it about.
That’s not too difficult to spin it around to face the right way.
That’s a better position, I can work with it here.
So now just roll it this way until a conduit pops out…
…And then the other way to get the other one out.
There, perfect. Well, I might need to adjust it a bit but I think it is in the right place.
Go On Monty, You can play with the rope for a bit.
And if I build a new work bench with an 8’x4’ birch ply top at this height it will be a good out feed table, and much bigger then the old bench.
And if I need to cut big sheets I can open the shutter and feed in from outside.