The Bedford Lifeboat 1886


This is the Bedford lifeboat on her carriagein 2018 before collection from Port of Tyne for delivery to our workshops.
Work had started last year to both restore the boat back to original as a conservation project and also continue restoration of the boats structure.

Carriage and just one wheel before transportation, and a bit of damage!

The carriages wooden wheels have been removed and one completely rebuilt using oak, ash and elm timbers. Finally the steel tyre was heated up red before being dropped onto the new wheel and cooled down with cold water.
More to follow soon:

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1 Response to The Bedford Lifeboat 1886

  1. chockerblock says:

    The carriages wooden wheels have been removed and one completely rebuilt using oak, ash and elm timbers. Finally the steel tyre was heated up red before being dropped onto the new wheel and cooled down with cold water. More to follow soon: –

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