Monthly Archives: August 2010

33035 More rust removal

The bank holiday weekend helped to move the restoration on with a good turn out on Sunday. A full day was spent needle-gunning the buffer beam at No 2 end to remove several layers of black paint and the original … Continue reading

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Gallery from 28-30th August 2010

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33035 Scrape, scrape, scrape

With the ceiling glossed, a start was made on the window surrounds in No2 cab. These are made of glass fibre mouldings, presumably to save weight again, screwed into wooden battens. Eastleigh must have employed people to spend all day … Continue reading

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Gallery from 21-22 August 2010

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Onwards and Upwards

Attention has now moved upwards to the top of the bodysides, where another round of bodyrot is waiting to be discovered. Here we have probably the worst possible combination of steel, aluminium and glass fibre all coming together in mutual … Continue reading

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Gallery from 14-16th August

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More Birmingham Rust & Corrosion

Taking a break from the wiring, Simon joined in the seek-and-destroy mission to remove BRCW’s legacy of iron-oxide in all its sinister forms. So we sent him into the depths of the cab desk at No1 end, now that he … Continue reading

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Gallery from 7-8th August

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45135 first report!

Our first report from the Away Team at the East Lancs brings news of progress with the engine rebuild. The story so far, one bank of six pistons and liners have been out and the main bearings renewed. XX months … Continue reading

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33035 Is there any end to the body rot?

Yet another bulge in the bodyside was detected by Carl, and it proved to be the same story as last week. Corrosion had set in between another pair of bodyside struts and the side panel at the base, pushing out … Continue reading

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