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The Heat is On

After much tinkering with antiquated electronic circuitry over the summer months, the arrival of autumnal temperatures signalled it was time to get the train heat working. Not that there is a great choice of ETH coaching stock on the EVR … Continue reading

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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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Five Stars

All five of our fleet have something to report this week, including 45135 at the East Lancs Railway (see previous update). 33035 was lowered back down on its bogies on Thursday 28th at Boden Rail Engineering, having refitted the motor … Continue reading

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4 x 4 Weekend

Progress was made with four of our fleet over the weekend, with our volunteers becoming more of a mobile task force. The repainting of the 33035′s bogies was completed on Saturday morning by Adam and Mike, who then moved across … Continue reading

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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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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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Open for Business Again

Restoration work on 45105 restarted this weekend as planned, with the removal of the defective triple pump from the radiator tunnel. Well versed in extracting triple pumps, Carl and Paul disconnected the pipework and swung it out using a block … Continue reading

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200 Years

With our youngest locomotive “Sherwood Forester” reaching its 50th anniversary last Friday, the four Sulzers in our fleet now combine over 200 years since their ex-works dates: 45105 (D86)  11/3/61 45135 (D99)  6/5/61 33035 (D6553) 6/5/61 45060 (D100) 13/5/61 Those … Continue reading

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