Monthly Archives: February 2012

Machine Language

The Sunday mission was to reassemble the compressor for Sherwood, as the armature had arrived back from Bowers and the last few parts were restored during the week. A heat gun was used to heat up and expand the bearings … Continue reading

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A Nice Number

The Away Team, Matt and Adam celebrated 47484′s birthday with a day working on the loco and some cream cakes. The loco’s birthday presents were a new cover and a renumbering to remind it of its younger days. Progress continued … Continue reading

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Charging Crompton

33035 proved reluctant to come out of its winter hibernation a week ago when the engine unexpectedly shut down after half an hour’s running. We quickly found that the batteries were completely flat, and we suspected the charging circuit had … Continue reading

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Motoring Along

The arrival of milder temperatures meant that it was time to crack open the paint tins at Barrow Hill. Over the last few weeks various components have been cleaned and restored, and formed a disorderly queue for the paint team. … Continue reading

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Ice Station Wirksworth

After possibly the coldest night of the winter, the snowscape at Wirksworth gleamed under a clear blue sky on Saturday morning, when guests from the Heritage Railway Association travelled up on a DMU from Derby via Duffield. Copious amounts of … Continue reading

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“Train Heat On”

The red lights lit up in the cabs of 33035 on Friday indicating Electric Train Heat was On for the first time in preservation. This was at the end of a day testing out the ETH circuits, and fitting a … Continue reading

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