This is the double post as promised. 6 days over 2 weeks with fewer bods, with people on holidays but we kept moving forward .Tuesday we put lots of stuff away and started stripping down the A T C unit for a repaint and inspection.We had a big clear up and rearrangement of cupboards and equipment .The new donated sack barrow was stripped and rubbed down and prepped for the weld repair .The welded loco frame repairs got a coat of paint now they are all completed .Various bits got a coat of paint as well .Friday was an interesting day indeed with the intermittent electrical supply which caused lots of running around and searching .In the end we found the problem someone had not put an extra 2 bob in the meter . We also found a cable fault, so we just changed it for a new cable and continued working .The new sack barrow was painted and reassembled its now ready for use .The boiler is coming on at HBSS with more pipework done (see pics)Sunday the team cleared out the boiler house section of the bunko booth this is for the up coming work for the crinolines building when the boiler arrives back .Tuesday week 2 the clearing up continued outside as well as we need storage space for the pre rolled boiler cladding sheets .We took the opportunity to return the tamper bits we cleaned and stripped down in the summer .The newly overhauled plate roller had all the safety covers screwed on now its fully operational ready for when we need it .A T C. unit is now fully repainted and back in storage . With lots of other little jobs done as well.Friday it was loco work removing the valve chest covers getting ready to set the valves this weekend .Sunday week 2 the team engaged in 4253 moving up and down the shed .This was for setting the valves to collect all the required measurements . The valve rod crossheads were fitted, this must be the first time they have been in place for 40 plus years.Thanks to all who have helped with the work on the loco . ... See MoreSee Less
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sorry no post Sunday, hopefully later due to sore hand. ... See MoreSee Less
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