Warm up they said. Yeah right! The last Saturday before trains start saw a few groups on site. The LMSCA continued with the BSK working on a frame which will house the new kitchen water tank when its delivered. Some of the others continued on the Brake Third Open.
The 8F Group helped out on The Duke.
The DMU Team found themselves completing the engine rebuild on Iris. The vehicle was noted as failed on 28th October 2014 when it was discovered that the cylinder head gasket was blowing. It has taken until today to rebuild the engine due to various reasons, not least the fact that some parts had to be overhauled and manufactured new due to spares for these rather old and obsolete engines not being available. It took a bit of tweaking to get the timing right on the engine but it is now pretty sweet. A couple of runs up and down to Gorsey Bank to set up the idle speeds and other items also proved that the engine was free of leaks. A B exam is now due and it can be used to carry passengers once again.
The Buffet was open and caught some passing trade along the way.