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On With Their Heads

12 cylinder heads have waited patiently for 8 months since they were overhauled, but now their time has come. After much preparation of the top of the cylinder block, cleaning and repainting of various pipes, the heads are being reunited … Continue reading

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12 x 12

Its been a while since our last report, but not because there has been no progress, but just more of the same – 12 liners and now 12 pistons fitted to Sherwood. We decided to change the piston with the … Continue reading

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Honed, Lapped and Burnished

In between the distractions of the festive season, work has progressed further with Sherwood at Barrow Hill. After the hiccup with the liner seals was sorted, all 12 liners were fitted before Christmas. We found that it was important to … Continue reading

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Winterisation

In the 8 weeks since its return to service, 33035 has been at work on the Ecclesbourne Railway for no less than 13 days, so far… 9 of these have been for Diesel Experience duties, usually on Wednesdays and Fridays, … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back…

Why do restoration projects take so much longer than anyone expects? Well ask anyone involved and they may tell you that real progress is only made through a series of setbacks – nothing ever goes exactly to plan. Restoration work … Continue reading

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The Tide has Turned

After many months of taking things apart, we have finally made a start on building the engine back up on Sherwood. This turning of the tide was signified by fitting of the first liner back into position B1 of the … Continue reading

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Generator Game

A visit to Bowers found much work in progress with 33035′s generator. The field frame has been cleaned and tested to check the insulation and cabling, and has been finished off in anti-tracking paint. The brush gear has been dismantled … Continue reading

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Damage Assessment

33035′s generator has been dismantled at Bowers, allowing a close inspection of the damage to the ETH section of the armature. As this picture shows, a sizeable chunk has blown out from the area where one of the windings crosses … Continue reading

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Bad Friday

Good Friday was far from it for 33035, when the ETH generator decided to heat itself by flashing over. The picture shows the damage to the commutator copper segments that have burnt away across two of the slots. The main … Continue reading

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Sunday Fishing

Today we welcomed new recruit Mick from Leeds, who learnt a whole new meaning for being thrown into the deep end. As if undoing big ends is bad enough, it got much, much worse when the barrel ratchet adaptor fell … Continue reading

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