Vlog 131: Star gate

Every winter the Canal & River Trust shut parts of the network down for a time in order to do maintenance which often includes taking out broken or old lock gates and replacing them. New lock gates are not something you can just order in from Amazon, so the CRT have to make their own and in this video I visited their Birmingham workshop to see how the process works.

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  1. Thanks for this David. Very interesting indeed. I like that each gate is an individual’s work and not from an assembly line. Your VLOG gets better all the time.

  2. Is all the steel used on the gate stainless steel?

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