Monthly Archives: October 2010

Orange Bogies

Restoration of the side of No2 end bogie proceeded rapidly from its coat of green primer to red oxide and a first coat of gloss black, professionally sprayed by Matt. The various attachments such as sandboxes and brake cylinders were … Continue reading

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Gallery 27th-31st October

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33035 Engine Work

Since the engine in 33035 was rebuilt, we have been concerned about the amount of oil that has been passing out of the exhaust, mainly on start up. Some oil was noted leaking from the exhaust joint on No6 cylinder, … Continue reading

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Gallery A 27-28th October

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If the crane won’t come to the loco…

Plan A was to move the gantry crane to No 3 road to go over the top of 33035 to assist with the engine work that we have planned for this Wednesday. Unfortunately, the crane was on the opposite side … Continue reading

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Gallery 25th October 2010

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More bogies and brakes

Two brakes cylinders were dismantled and inspected. Only two bolts attach the lid with the piston assembly, that was easy to remove from the cylinder. All parts were well greased up, and there was no wear or rust in the … Continue reading

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Gallery 24th October 2010

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St Pancras Then and Now

The first ICE (Inter City Express) train was on show at St Pancras on Tuesday 19th October, tempting passengers for future high speed travel to Germany and Switzerland. What a change from the days of the Peaks! The ICE3 was … Continue reading

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33035 bogies and brakes

After removing the two brake cylinders, Matt settled down to a day of needle-gunning the sides of the bogie at No2 end. The paint fell away quite rapidly from the flat areas, although some inaccessible areas will need a combination … Continue reading

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