Monthly Archives: March 2011

Testing Times – The Good Doctor Calls

The weekend of track testing finally arrived, with the much anticipated visit by James Cox “Doctor Crompton” from the Swanage railway. Saturday was set aside for static testing and inspection, and it is very pleasing to report that all the … Continue reading

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33111 Generator Repairs

Ever since the repair of 45060′s main generator, the Group have maintained close links with Bowers Electricals at Heanor, who have gone on to repairing motors and generators for several other preservation groups. Each repair has had unique problems to … Continue reading

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All Tanked Up

Co-ordination was the name of the game this week, with the air tanks away at Tecforce for testing, the empty space under the loco was finished off in red oxide and then gloss black, while the brackets and clamps were … Continue reading

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Jack and Pack

As so often happens, Murphy’s law comes into play when there is a choice between easy and hard, and the extraction of the remaining two air reservoirs proved no exception. Despite being assured that there would be enough room between … Continue reading

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Tanking Along

The last major mechanical task to complete is the testing of the air tanks on 33035. These must be inspected and pressure tested every 10 years according to the old British Rail specification, and so Adam, Matt and Jacob set … Continue reading

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