New engine shed

In addition to the regular ongoing general maintenance and improvements to the mill and facilities, the main project has been to build the engine house for the Ruston Hornsby engine. This is almost complete except for a few minor jobs such as re puttying, painting, and fitting shutters to the windows.

The left hand side of Fort Knox is currently being used as a workshop to prepare the pipework for the cooling water and exhaust, prior to being fitted to the engine.

The well within the left side of Fort Knox is to be made good and made safe and when the engine has been piped in then Fort Knox will be dismantled.

The next project will be to build the granary to the right of the new engine shed which we hope to start early next year.

New engine shed and remains of Fort Knox

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