Steve M continued on the stripping and removal of parts from his spares donor Class 20, 20035. It is hoped that over the winter shutdown an effort can be made on removing some of the larger items, such as radiators, from the nose of the Type 1 ready for assessment and potential overhaul.
Mark S continued with prepping the sole bar of 47376 'Freigtliner 1995' ready for welding in new sheet steel above the buffers. By the end of the day this had been completed and left to settle.
|New steel welded to the sole bar of 47376 'Freightliner 1995' ready for painting.|
|Clas 73, E6036, sat in a damp Platform 1 at Toddington on Sunday morning.|
|The empty ballast train waiting for its next call to duty.|
|More stubborn paint is removed from the exhauster|
Tim and Matt had continued with the cleaning, paint removal and repainting of the fuel pump gallery doors.
|All clean and repainted. Ready for refitting.|
|No2 end roof section. Despite the metal work underneath looking rusty, it is in good condition.|
|The extent of the rust line across the grill.|
|Class 47s were notorious for the guttering at the boiler end (No 2 end) to rust away. The original damaged strip has been removed and a new section will be fabricated.|
|New Metal. Set out on the steps to dry.|
|L425 sat in the yard. The DMU team undertaking some maintenance on TCL W59510. DMBS W51363 to the left and DMS W51405 to the right.|
|Into the pit! Underneath W59510.|
|DMBS W51363 after its wash and spruce up in the fading light.|
|Part of the brake rigging jacked up underneath the rear of 5081's wheel set. As you can see, the addition of the grey primer is now complete on the frame.|
|With 3 of the brake cylinders in situ (the fourth is on the floor centre left) the springs are now ready for fitting. The first can be seen in the centre of the picture.|
|Close ups of two of the springs positioned and awaiting attachment.|
It's amazing how small this world can be sometimes!