Monthly Archives: January 2011

Speeding Along

The mystery of the defective speedo was finally solved when Simon removed the generator drive from the axle end and asked me how it worked. The voltage for the speedometers is created by the rotation of the axle turning the … Continue reading

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Resistance is Futile

As predicted, the load regulator resistance bank was no five minute job, providing a nasty small surprise. Having cleaned off all the grime with electrical solvent, the rows of terminal screws along the bottom were carefully polished up with a … Continue reading

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Venerable Beading

What a difference a couple of aluminium trim strips make to the appearance of the loco! After last week’s successful trial, Carl got straight down to fitting the beading round No1 end cab.

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Grilled Both Sides

It has been a busy week on No3 Road with activity on 33035 and a working party on 58016 – well at least some of them are working in this picture. A visit was made during the week by Gareth … Continue reading

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Christmas Crackers

What to do between Christmas and New Year? Head to Barrow Hill if you’re crackers like us of course. A big turn out on Wednesday had No3 road looking like a timewarp from Eastleigh works in the 1980s. Carl got … Continue reading

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