Monthly Archives: December 2010

She’s Back!

45105 returned to the main yard last week after being exiled for three months in the storage compound next to the mainline connection. It was supposed to have been just for the weekend during the Model Rail Live Weekend, but … Continue reading

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Barrow Hill Deep Freeze

With the country’s transport system in chaos, the East Midlands had a respite from the snow, but no let up on the freezing conditions. Nevertheless, we had a good turn out this weekend with Carl, Matt, Simon, Joel and myself … Continue reading

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45135 takes cover

45135 has been moved into Buckley Wells Carriage Shed at the East Lancs Railway, so that work on the engine rebuild can continue under cover. The last liner bore on B-side has been prepped. This was B3 position and by … Continue reading

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Water Water Everywhere, Not a Drop for Tea

Barrow Hill emerged from the mini ice-age this weekend, with burst pipes gushing everywhere. Despite this, there was no water to fill the kettle for tea, or the kettle for the Santa Specials which were cancelled until next weekend. Even … Continue reading

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Winter Sulzerland (and a few others)

The worst snow since Barrow Hill Roundhouse was preserved provided someĀ  spectacular views for the few madmen that turned up at the weekend. A JCB was hired on Saturday to shovel off the top 18in of snow covering the main … Continue reading

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Speeding in the Roundhouse

The freeze continues but so does the restoration work on No3 road at Barrow Hill. During last week’s test runs, we noted that neither of the speedometers were working, despite the rewiring of the drive unit earlier this year. We … Continue reading

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