Saturday, 29 October 2016

Saturday Jobs

The crane being sanded down

The RHS side rod of 401s chassis is blocked up, this was done as everything was left loose

Maintenance being carried out on the CL coach
Steve oiling up D2078 prior to a shunt

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Wednesday Jobs

Michael fitting a new bracket to D2078
Joe cutting a piece of bar for D2078
Ashington No.5's brick arch mould 

George trial fitting the brick arch former 

New batteries being installed on the MK1 Suburban CL coach

Friday, 21 October 2016

ACC5 Steam Test

A successful steam test after having the tubes expanded. After a new brick arch has been installed, and a good clean, the locomotive should be ready to go for this years Santa Specials 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Late Night Back Shift

Richard, Steve and Tom have been in the workshop tonight removing the rest of the braking gears and mechanisms from 401

Steve begins taking parts off the front brake rig
Removing the bottom split pin
Richard begins on the other side
The LHS sand pipe is disconnected to allow easier removal of the brake rigging

Cutting out a rather pesky split pin
Tom removes the cotter pins on the connecting rod big end and slackens the retainer nuts for the next squad of fitters

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Big Meets Small

A model of Harton Electric E2 having a cabride on the full size Harton Electric E4

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Harton E4

Harton Electric E4 will be out all day doing shunting demonstrations alongside A.No.5 running passenger services 

Saturday Jobs

LHS Centre axle brake blocks having been removed from 401
The rods on 08915 get their first coat of primer
A.No.5 ready for her services tomorrow 

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Throwback Thursday #12

What used to be of Percy Main.....shed 52E is now the site of housing estates and our own Percy Main terminus, a shadow of its former self

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Wednesday Jobs

401 in position in the workshop having small parts being removed in preparation for the wheel drop

Parts like rail guards, pipework, sand gear and brake rigging is slowly being removed whilst other work is taking priority in the works

Rear sandboxes 
Norman begins sanding down the LHS of 08915

Friday, 7 October 2016

Today at NTSR

08915 standing in the paint shop in order to complete its repaint 
401's chassis in the fitting shop ready for dismantling 

Monday, 3 October 2016

Yesterday's Diesel Day

08915 sporting her almost complete new BR Blue livery! 

D2078 marshalling the freight train into the South head shunt
The freight guard applying the handbrake on the tool van once the train had been marshalled into the head shunt 
No.10's first visit to Percy Main for many years
Ready to depart with the last freight train of the day