• Short Summary

    Great shots of GWR Workshop making wheels and axles for steam engines.

  • Description

    Great shots of men making large wheels for steam engines.

    Men in workshop keep a close eye on a wheel as it turns on a machine.

    CU of cutting machine that takes slivers of metal off the wheel.

    More shots of men working with huge machines to prepare the wheels. CU of man at work. A large metal tyre is made to fit the rim. Various shots of the process.

    A man in a suit and hat inspects some of the tyres.

    Man watches closely as a hole is cut to hold the axle.

    Shots of wheel being attached to large engine crankshaft. Hydraulic pressure is used and we see a dial showing the pressure (it is marked GWR - Great Western Railway). The axle is forced into place.

    Shots of machines to balance the wheels. A man adjusts the springs to correct the balance as various tests are run. Molten metal is added to balance the weights of the wheels so they balance perfectly.

    A large crane carries away a set of wheels.

    CU wheels on steam locomotive turning as it moves along the track.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:09:00 / 01:55:15:00
    NSP 29

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