Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Further Cosmetic Work on 401

Cylinder cocks handle having been painted in its first undercoat of gloss black

Work begins on sanding down 401s reverser rod

Dumpers Steering

The new bearing fitted to the dumper steering box

The worm gear on the steering column

Remains of the old bearing

Saturday, 28 January 2017

08915 Update

The button successfully installed in the cab of 08915. This allows the driver to pump up the sump to a sufficient pressure before starting the engine, now meaning the locomotive can be started by one person instead of having to be manually pumped up 
Stuart installing the fuse and other cables in the desk

More Bagnall Cosmetics

First coat of primer on 401s Cylinder Cock handle 

Second coat being applied on the other side

Friday, 27 January 2017

Work on 401s Reverser

401s Reverser Lever on the workbench to sand off the last little bit of red paint

Completely burnished Reverser Lever 

Reassembly of the reverser setup 


Continuing work on the Dumper Truck

Michael W preparing to strip the steering system

Michael D applying the first coat of primer to the frames

Beginning to strip the steering rack 

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Cosmetic Work on 401s Components

401s cylinder cocks handle

After being sanded down

Steve using an angle grinder fitted with a wire brush on 401s reverser lock

Both the cylinder cocks handle and reverser lock after being stripped of paint and ready for the first coat of primer

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Shunting 401's Chassis

Consett No.10 out the C&W workshop and the NER Parcel Van shunted out the museum and stabled on the loading spur

D2078 coupled up to 08915, ACC5 & A5 ready to drag them out the shed

Driver Michael at the controls of D2078 keeping a close eye on his shunter

401's chassis ready to be shunted

Removing chocks ready to be shunted

Leaving the workshop

Out on the apron

401s chassis being propelled through the museum and into the C&W workshop

Successfully stabled in the C&W workshop. The firmer base of this workshop floor makes for a more stable ground on which the frames can be lifted up into the air to allow the wheelsets to be rolled out

D2078 picking up 08915 and the Parcel Van

Parcel Van being shunted back into the museum

Parcel Van and 08915 stabled on display in the museum

Last thing to do is to pick up Consett No.10 and put it in the shed along with A5 and ACC5

Monday, 23 January 2017

Late night work on the Dumper

Clutch pedal successfully removed

After the removal of all three pedals a big section of the running plate could be removed

Michael grinding sections of the dumpers frames

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Dumper Truck Overhaul Begins

Dumper truck in the woodwork shop ready for stripping 

Richard and Michael get to work stripping the dumper of parts

Saturday, 21 January 2017

08915 Oil Pump Replacement

Fitters set up on 08915 installing a new electronic oil pump

The new pump in place of where the old manual pump handle was situated. The pump will be operated by a button installed in the cab, this allows the locomotive to be started up by 1 person instead of the second man having to manually pump the oil pressure up before starting the engine

Parts scattered in the cab ready for fitting