Wires

The Installation of overhead wires in the barn.

 

We completed a mini project, a while ago now, to install a pair of overhead wires for the barn, just like the ones the trolleybuses ran on in their service days.
It makes everything so much more “real” seeing overhead wires above the buses, the first time there have been overhead wires above these buses in decades!

Hope you enjoy the pictures we put below.

 

The reel of overhead wire is delivered, everyone gets a bit excited now!
A photo showing one of the ends of the wire after it had been hooked, ready to connect to the punting brackets.
This shot, taken from the ground, shows one of the middle spreader bars .
A photo showing both Keith and Bob on our scaffolding tower, attaching one of the middle spreader bars.
This shot, taken from the ground showing the tower and the spreader bar, after just being installed.
The spreader bar for the overhead wires being worked on by Bob.
A photo showing work being done on the bar by John.
A photo showing Bob installing the barn wall end spreader bar for the wires.
Shot showing the wires being tensioned on the wall end spreader bar.
A photo showing the other wire being tensioned by Keith.
This shows a middle spreader bar having the wires attached and tensioned.
A great shot showing the full length of the barn and the booms of 243 extended and on the wires, looks great doesn’t it!!
A great shot showing the booms of 243 extended and on the overhead wires, looking amazing!!
A great shot showing the full length of the barn and the booms of 243 extended and on the wires, showing how high the wires are.
A great shot showing the booms of 243 on the overhead wires!!