View Full Version : Castleton ROC Post - Restoration Thread

02-04-2012, 09:57 AM
After finishing Chop Gate ROC Post, we thought the time has come to do another one :)
Castleton opened in April 1959 and closed in 1991. It is very trashed and was flooded.

The post in 2000


And now...

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The post is trashed beyond belief. The hatch is ripped off and flooded.

Yesterday saw the start of the restoration.

The post was pumped out of the water. All the broken glass and rubbish was swept up and all the old paving slabs and concrete chunkes laying around in the compound were removed. The post is now dry and free of rubbish. We will be going up soon to re-weld the hatch back onto the frame and the counterweight and clean all the exterior concrete work.

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Most of the water has gone by now!

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A shot of mid-sweep up

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Finally, hatch brought up from the shaft and put on top. Padlocked to keep people out although more security will be added in due course.

Being done here and not having a welder, we went over to Chop Gate and did some work there getting it ready for the summer.

More pics will be added here when we go back :)

02-04-2012, 10:34 AM
Nice mate, good work indeed.

02-04-2012, 01:46 PM
glad to see you cracking on with another one. looks more of a challenge than some of the other posts.

02-04-2012, 04:11 PM
Good work Jackattack

02-04-2012, 07:16 PM
looks good I came to see your chop gate one last year and i was in this castleton one recently and yeah it stinks and isnt very pleasant inside ,how do you go about the restoring it is it just a case of finding the owner and asking if you can tidy it up or something ,the one up rosedale is flooded too but much worse,respect to you for spending your time sorting these out keeping the history

06-04-2012, 02:18 PM
need any parts made /repairing let me know

06-04-2012, 10:13 PM
Good to see you getting another "Yorkie" Post restored:thumb

07-04-2012, 11:45 PM
Good to see you taking on yet another post. Ours was trashed in a very similar state when we first took it on, pisses you off to think about what people have done to it but the satisfaction when you finish the resto is always well worth it. Reason we started ours was cause it was bone dry however but looking at yours its flooded as well, still clearly hasn't put you guys off so good luck with it. Let me know if I can be of any help.

08-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Thanks guys - i think we are pretty well sorted for stuff at the minute!

06-05-2012, 05:23 PM
Well we did a lot of work at the post today:
The post was painted externally and all the metalwork primed. The hatch which was detatched was welded back on, new hasps and hinges put on and the tbar freed up. All the broken slats on the fence were replaced and measurments taken for a gate.
Inside the pump was primed and put back on. Nothing else inside. Will be going up soon to re-do all the woodwork inside and start painting it.

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Enjoy :)

06-05-2012, 09:10 PM
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Now don't she just look the sex now!
A good mornings work I feel.

06-05-2012, 10:03 PM
yeah it looks absolutly spot on

07-05-2012, 05:10 PM
how was the water level in the sump? be nice if it was just getting in with the hatch missing.
nice start to your restore

07-05-2012, 09:42 PM
well its quite low since we pumped it out with the elctric pump - i think the sump pump is working now so it shouldnt get too full any more. It was probablys only full due to the missing hatch, which is a good thing

08-05-2012, 11:48 AM
Itll probably drain well with it been on high ground. looking good.

08-05-2012, 12:52 PM
The water level had not changed since it was pumped out, despite all the rain we've had.
I would suspect it was the missing hatch that's caused the flood.