As reported elsewhere on the website, early in 2010 RRRG were fortunate enough to secure a partially overhauled complete ETH/Auxiliary Generator set which will be used in Renown. The main problem with the set was that the auxiliary armature had an internal fault that was deemed to be beyond economic repair. As such the decision was taken to replace the defective armature with an ex-Class 37 example whilst we still had the chance. The defective machine is seen at Dowding and Mills in the process of being loaded.
Tags: 2010, April, April-2010, Dowding and Mills, electrical machines, spare parts
The unserviceable aux gen armature was collected from Dowdings and taken to Booths for disposal, being traded for the superior condition ex-Class 37 one we had stored there. The aux gen in a 37 is exactly the same as that in a 50. The Booths one was taken to Dowdings where the unit will be re-assembled for further storage pending overhaul for use in 50029. The defective armature is seen here being forklifted into RRRG member Steve Tripp's van on 23rd April 2010.
Tags: 2010, April, April-2010, Auxiliary generator, Dowding and Mills, spares
The faulty aux gen armature being transferred to a member's van to be disposed of.
Tags: 2010, April, April-2010, electrical machines, spare parts
Turbo shortly after being moved into the container for restoration and overhaul. The new metal work bench purchased off e-bay, and the engine hoist and forklift have proved essential for working on items of this size. At this stage only external cleaning had taken place. 28th February 2010.
Tags: 2010, feb-2010, February, restoration, spare parts, turbo
In February 2010 agreement was reached with a fellow 50 owner to acquire a surplus Auxiliary/ETH generator set. Our existing one earmarked for Renown requires expensive repairs so it made good sense to acquire a better condition one. The new acquisition is in a dismantled state but is complete and undamaged. It does have a defect within the auxiliary armature but this was rectified by swapping for an identical ex-Class 37 aux gen. The new ETH/aux set is halfway through an overhaul but work was stopped and its condition had since deteriorated slightly. The displaced Aux/ETH will be retained as a future spare knowing how temperamental and scarce these machines are. This view is from 4th September 2009 and shows the excellent condition of the ETH Armature, unfortunately three years storage (undercover) has resulted in deterioration of the bearings which will need replacing when the machine is overhauled.
Tags: 2010, auxiliary generator, ETH generator, feb-2010, February, spare parts