Monthly Archives: June 2011

Wide Screen

With the weather forecast promised to be fine and dry, our day on 47484 was spent between jobs inside and outside the loco trying to dodge the rain showers. The right moment was chosen by the two Matthews and Adam … Continue reading

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The Longest Name

Thanks to a comment by Jon, one of our avid followers, I was reminded about one of the nameplates from 47484, which is located in a FGW office in Bristol. Tucked away next to the photocopier, this is one of … Continue reading

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Cab to Cab

Cabs were the theme of the week for the Group. On 47484, a full set of instrument panel gauges were restored by Matt during the week and fitted to No 1 cab on Saturday. The view above shows the cab … Continue reading

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The Journey Begins

Every journey begins with one small step, and our restoration programme for 47484 began on Saturday 11th June with our first working party. The priority at this stage is to protect the loco against the elements, and so we started … Continue reading

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Out with the Old

45105 was brought up to the shed courtesy of 40013 to have its defective triple pump forklifted out of No 1 cab. This will be stripped and repaired when we have a spare moment, but in the meantime the replacement … Continue reading

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