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Report - Chop Gate ROC Post - (Yorkshire Group) - My Restoration Project

Discussion in 'Restored ROC Posts' started by Krypton, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Krypton

    Krypton 28DL Regular User
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    The following photos are from my own private bunker which i have been restoring back to operational use since early last year.

    I would also like to point out that access to the bunker is protected by locks and alarms. The compound and outbuildings are also locked and protected by CCTV. Nothing of value is left in the post at all when not in use.

    Chop Gate Royal Observer Corps Post
    Built:1959
    Closed:1991
    Abandoned:1995
    Restored:2009



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    Old Padlocks on the Post

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    The Original Internal Hatch Locking Mechanism

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    Hatch

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    Crate for the back up batteries.

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    Crate for the Warning Siren

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    Toilet and store.


    Been down today with Triplesix and all his welding gear. Put new hig carbon hasps on, fixed all the rustyness of the hatch, put a hasp over the tbar, cleared all the rubbish out, hoovered, straightened it all up, got the tbar working and primed it! Not bad for a days work :)

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    Before Work (CREDIT TO THIS PHOTO TO TRIPLESIX)

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    I still added the locking bar round aswell as the battleships for a bit more protection.

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    Before Work

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    After Tidyup

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    Tidy :)

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    A Good Days Work :)

    Internal and External Paintwork Next!



    We managed to achieve a lot today,
    Took a BIG generator, welder, hoover, grinder, compressor and needle scaler and a Gazebo! NOTHING was to get in our way!
    Hatch was pretty rusty but not beyond hope, old hasps were removed and some impressively chunky ones were welded on, The sealing rim had come adrift on the underside of the hatch so that was fettled and welded back on and one of the hinge rods was halfway off so it was removed cleaned and welded back on with lots of weld.
    Tbar hole is now covered with a Hasp and staple
    TBar is now nice and free and locks securely.
    We took a Henry hoover! Are we the first people to hoover out an ROC post?
    I managed to lift the sump grate and Jack hoovered that out too.
    My next mission is to get the Lighting working and possibly the phone - Broadband anyone?
    Couple of my pics

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    The general scene!

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    Stripped back to Bare metal

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    Makers' plate discovered on the Tbar

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    PHASE THREE RESTORATION
    We painted what we could, but not the bits where the wet concrete was, that’s why theres gaps. We also got the post lights working again.

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    Hatch getting painted green

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    FINISHED!

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    It looks shiny because its still wet lol.

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    The tools illuminated by the lights!!! (These are not in here now)

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    You cant tell me that doesn’t look Sexy!!





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