Monthly Archives: January 2012

Temperamental Start

Last week we had to abandon a start up of 33035 due to the generator being soaked with condensation. So this Saturday we went armed with electric fan heater, although there was no sign of the dreaded damp despite the … Continue reading

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Crack Heads

Overhaul of the cylinder heads for Sherwood got off to a bad start. Having gone to all the effort of cleaning them and lapping in the valve seats, hairline cracks were revealed in the exhaust valve seat of the first … Continue reading

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Cab Transformation

Adam, Matt and Nathan formed the away team on Saturday, returning to the West Midlands to continue work on No 2 cab in 47484. Further scraping and sanding was followed by a coat of etch primer on the cab back … Continue reading

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Fab Shop

Carl’s  Christmas and New Year break has seen work on No 2 end of 45060 come on in leaps and bounds. All the old insulation has been stripped off the bulkhead, and the steel plating needle gunned and wire brushed … Continue reading

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Winter Warmer

The mild weather over Christmas might call into question why we are bothering to reinstate the Electric Train Heat on 33035, but we started so we had better get it finished. The jumper box at No 2 end has been … Continue reading

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