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Spotlight on Sherwood

Since our return from the Nene Valley Railway diesel gala, the spotlight has shifted back to Sherwood, and the result of the last few weeks of progress now sees the loco up and running again after its 3 year engine … Continue reading

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Ready to Face the Music

Recent visitors to Barrow Hill Roundhouse will have been surprised to find it has almost been emptied out, leaving just five locos huddled together in one corner. All the other roads have been boarded over and the turntable pit filled … Continue reading

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Under Pressure

With various summer distractions including a long weekend away for 33035 at the K&WVR Gala, progress with Sherwood has been steady, and is now picking up again. All twelve cylinder heads have been fitted and torque tightened down. The top … Continue reading

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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.

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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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