Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Progress Tuesday 10th January 2017

Dear all,

Another miserable January day but not to worry as plenty of volunteers descended as they usually do on a Tuesday to work on their various projects.

The Steam Team were in full force today with Stuart fabricating new crosshead slippers for Cathryn. Many components were being refurbished and fitted today including the handrails and lubricator. Ian and Nathan were fitting components to the steam heating system too. Meanwhile, over on No.3, the vacuum control is being refurbished and extra lagging is being put round vital components with the weather forecast looking cold this weekend.

The PW team tripped the works train to Shottle today so that they can carry on with projects around there.

The Maintenance Team were looking at Iris today which had the alternator modification at the weekend. Today they were testing the compressors and listening for air leaks as well as investigating a strange engine oil phenomenon which causes false readings on the dipstick.

Finally, the marquee components from Christmas which were taken down last week and left drying in the Conference Room were packaged up and stored pending their next use which will likely be at the Volunteering Day in February. The final Christmas decorations were then placed in to store and the room was configured back to how it should be with the tables and chairs. The carpet was hoovered so that it is tidy for our customers later in the week.