Meet Ged Pinder. Ged is a retired joiner and wood wizard. He lives in Kendal yet comes to Settle every Saturday as a full member of the Last of the Summer Wine Gang at Settle signal box. As soon as Ged saw the wooden wagon his eyes lit up and he could not wait to get his experienced hands on it. Here he is removing rotten wood from the top of the left hand solebar.
As can be seen from the picture below, the wood is like the curate's egg - good in parts. Sixteen feet long by 5 inches wide hard-wood is havings its top few inches cut away to leave a perfectly smooth surface onto which we shall graft new wood to make what was a part fractured solebar as good as new.