Monthly Archives: April 2011

Last Few Steps

The long Easter weekend has seen the final few jobs being completed to make the loco ready for its “fitness to run” inspection and clearance for rail transfer to Swanage. Joel has crafted new oak boards for the footsteps, that … Continue reading

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The Axleman Cometh

First thing Saturday morning we welcomed Graham from Eastleigh depot, who carried out the ultrasonic axle test on 33035 (and 58016). The covers were removed and the axle ends cleaned up, so that Graham could run the test probes around … Continue reading

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Stepping Forward

Not much to report his week, unless you are into brackets, bits and bobs. So I will take that as a no, and spare you a long list of jobs knocked off the outstanding tasks by our volunteers Matt, Jacob, … Continue reading

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Warning Yellow!

After all the excitement of last weekend, it was back to the jobs list this week. Carl finished off undercoating A-side of the loco and decided to break out the warning yellow. This was a can of 1984 vintage BR … Continue reading

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