The 1893 Beamish Museum Steam powered Carousel (Centre) Refurbishment (Part-2)

Beamish museum carousel refurbishment by Rundles

In the main picture above you can see the original trailer housing the main galloper centre

Here at Rundles we have been supplying and manufacturing amusement park spares for the fairground and Amusement Park industry for over a century. During this time we have accumulated an extensive stock of new and old types of the varied types of parts needed. We have also built new fairground rides, repaired and refurbished many amusement and fairground rides.

Continuing with our task of refurbishing the centre piece for a 1893 steam-powered carousel for the Beamish Museum, we have meticulously stripped down the main centre of the galloper to remove it from the trailer.

removing the centre of the galloper carousel from the trailer mount

The Chimney

Fairground Carousel refurbished at Rundles using amuisement park spares
Carousel cemtre is cleaned at Rundles
Amusement park spares are used to refurbish this antique carousel also known as the 'Great British Galloper'
 

The centre 'chimney' is thoroughly cleaned together with all the other parts. Each dolly gear has been removed along with the bearings and brackets

Replacing the wood

The wood is replaced with long lasting Douglas Fir
Carousel cemtre is starting to be put back together at Rundles
We only use quality amusment park spares when refurbishing the 'Great British Galloper'

It is here that we found some of the timbers to be worn and in need of replacement. Having sourced some Douglas Fir, which is the strongest of our homegrown woods, we milled and replaced some of the beams to suit.

 

Making the Dolly Gears

Fabricating an amusement park spare

The new Dolly wheel gears of the "British Galloper" are being fabricated in our own workshop by our lathe turners.

 

Fitting the new Cheese Wheel

Fairground Carousel refurbished at Rundles using amuisement park spares
Carousel cemtre is cleaned at Rundles
Amusement park spares are used to refurbish this antique carousel also known as the 'Great British Galloper'
 

The Chimney Centre Post and Dolly Drive Wheel

Fairground Carousel refurbished at Rundles using amuisement park spares
Carousel cemtre is cleaned at Rundles
 

Getting ready to add the Brass Slip Ring

removing the centre of the galloper carousel from the trailer mount
Adding the connecting bolts for the brass slip ring to the centre
 

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