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Restoration diary

Reports of restoration work on 50029 and 50030.

Announcement of working party dates and details of restoration work carried out at working parties.

Work party report 12th June 2022

Work party report 12th June 2022
No 1 end cab driver's desk in 50030 showing some of the wiring we need to repair. Photo by Jay Hirst.
Mark Burrows, Dave Rolfe, Jay Hirst and I were on site todayMark & Dave spent much of the day re-arranging things in storage to accommodate some items that will be moved soon as we prepare to refer them to 50030.Now we have identified all the wires that go to the roof-mounted switch panel above the driver's side window in No.1 ca...
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Work party report 15th May 2022

Work party report 15th May 2022
Mark Burrows, Jay Hirst and I were on site today.Mark carried on painting air filter frames, while Jay and I continued belling out cables in the electrical cubicle.Ian the welder had been on site last week, and had fitted new grip strips to the engine room and generator compartment floors where Mark had cut out the corroded sections, as seen in my ...
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Work party report 18th April 2022

Work party report 18th April 2022
50030 no 2 cab underfloor heater before refurbishment. Photo by Jay Hirst.
The repaired AWS sunflower in 50030 no 1 end cab. Photo by Jay Hirst.
​Dave Rolfe, Jay Hirst and I were on site today.Dave had removed the stuck covers on the underfloor cab heaters in both cabs, so Jay and I hoovered them out, checked the heating elements were still good, and belled out the wiring to the switch panel above the driver's positions.We replaced the broken base of the AWS button in No.1 cab and I connect...
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Work party report 20th March 2022

Mark Burrows, Dave Rolfe, Carl and Sofy Looker and myself were on site today.Mark finished removing the rust from the engine compartment floor in Repulse where he'd previously cut out the rotten floor treads, generating a Sahara-size dust cloud!. Carl drilled out a rusted floor screw in No.2 cab so I could examine the underfloor heater an...
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Work party report 6th March 2022

Work party report 6th March 2022
Mark Burrows, Jay Hirst and I were on site today working on 50030. Mark cut out the last of the rotten floor treads in the engine compartment ready for Ian the welder to fit new treads, while Jay and I belled out and marked the wiring that goes to the switch panels above the driver in both cabs. Photos in this report courtesy Jay Hirst.
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