Saturday, 15 July 2017

Progress Saturday 15th July 2017



Evening all

Today was the first day of our two day classic transport weekend which fetured a lovely selection of classic lorry's, cars and bikes on display. The weather remained overcast but dry all day for the event. Passenger numbers were really good all day and the car park was full. The services today where both steam hauled and were being handled by the visiting Class 3F Jinty which was on the Duffield service and No3 was out on Ravenstor. There was plenty of activity down the yard the LMSCA were working on the LMS BTK fitting the pass com chain a job the requires alot of patience and also fitting the wooden trim that covers the pass com area which has been cut measured and made from scratch. It will be a lovely addition to the coach fleet once complete. Further down the yard Jason did a sterling job of washing the class 33 to keep it nice and presentable for the Tuesday loco hauled services. The 119 had its repaired vacuum exhauster refitted this has had a new oil seal fitted to it as it was bypassing oil and spraying it all over the surrounding area damaging the rubber alternator belts which were perishing. In the shed the 8f group continued there work on the Duke sadly I didn't catch up with them to find out what they had been upto but im sure Tim will update us on that. Also in the shed Faraday was lifted so the defective bearing could be removed from the axle box. Sadly the team couldn't lift it high enough to release the bearing as they didn't have enough packing but fingers crossed next weekend with some extra packing and 2 extra jacks they will be able to release the bearing and carry out the nessesary repairs. Hopefully another successfull day tommrow for day 2 of our classic transport event. 

And that's all for now 

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