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Restoration diary

As one of RRRG's electrical officers I will write about my specialist field as well as general reports of work on site.

Working party report 28th May 2017

Whilst we have the radiators removed from 50030, attention has turned to the radiator compartment inside the bodyshell with the aim being to refurbish it as quickly as possible. The reason for this is that we have the refurbished radiators back in our care, but we quickly decided that the best place to store them was where they came out from - namely inside the body of 50030!

‚ÄčLast week volunteer Carl Looker and his daughter Sofy started cleaning the roof of the radiator compartment, and undercoated the one end. Today Mick Wilson and I undercoated those areas in red oxide inside the rad compartment. Dave had turned the radiator compartment roof upside down to allow cleaning, repairs and painting. We aim to minimise the length of time that the roof panel is off 50030 as we are aware other Class 50 owners had problems with roof panels distorting if left "on the deck" for extended periods of time.


Working party and restoration report 7th May 2017
Radiators and other updates - part 1

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David Bates on Tuesday, 06 June 2017 14:13

Thanks for the update, wish i could be there to help out, but its a long walk for me at age 85, and its great to know you have a couple of GOOD LOOKERS there.

Thanks for the update, wish i could be there to help out, but its a long walk for me at age 85, and its great to know you have a couple of GOOD LOOKERS there.
Andy Rowlands on Tuesday, 06 June 2017 21:50

Thanks for your kind words David, much appreciated. I sent a reply to your email earlier this evening :-)

Thanks for your kind words David, much appreciated. I sent a reply to your email earlier this evening :-)
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