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13.01.2018 update.
Its been a busy time since the last post. Preparing
the coaching set for Christmas starts at the end of the normal season. One of the
first tasks is to drain the water tanks.   When the tanks are empty the toilets are flushed to empty the cistern,
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End of year update 2017
Since the loco was re-wheeled and returned to the engine shed, work has centred on the fitting of the horn clips, the springs and the dust shields. The picture below shows the centre driving axle.  The horn clip has been bolted into place but still awaiting...
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5025 becomes a rolling chassis
5025 has been re-wheeled, becoming a rolling chassis once again. Pictured below with the frames on the jacks with the wheels positioned underneath. The frames now lowered onto the wheels. Another view from the front. The chassis being drawn out of the carri...
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front bogie fitted.
In preparation for the re-wheeling of the chassis, which will take place later this month, the front bogie has been re-fitted.  The frames are sitting higher than they should be, supported by blocks of wood.  This is to allow the jacks, complete with extens...
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A big leap forward 29.11.2017
As reported in the last post, the smoke box saddle has arrived back at the shed.  It has had new sides welded in place, which have then been machined to the correct width. The riveting gang with smiling faces, they have just completed riveting the smoke box...
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13 November 2017 update
The frames were moved forward to allow the cab to be removed. Once on the floor the riveting of the cab commenced.  These are smaller rivets that those used on the frames and so a period of trial and error commenced. Some of the roof guttering's are still b...
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November update
Carriage washing back in October. Back to the DMU repairs at the height of the strip down. A Rare Picture! Bob painting seats accompanied by Alistair.  Replacing the ceiling panels. The floor covering down. Here the floor hatches have had the lino trimmed, ...
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October 2017 update
 Commonwealth bogie horn guides One of the problems that we have had whilst renovating a commonwealth bogie, is the replacement of the horn guides.  The horn guides are two pieces of metal, bonded together by rubber.  The inner metal channel fits over the l...
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Lots of small jobs = some progress
 Water is injected into the boiler at the top, to ensure that the water is directed to the sides and not straight down onto the tubes, this deflector plate is fitted.  The original was completely life expired, badly corroded and falling to bits.  This is th...
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Running board riveting finished.
The riveting in place of the running boards has been completed.  This view was taken whilst I was sitting in the drivers seat, how I achieved this will be explained later in the post.  Work is now concentrated on the cleaning, and fitting the miles of lubri...
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