Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Dirty Job on ACC5

Whats left in Ashington No.5s ashpan is cleaned out prior to steaming in a couple days time

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Sunday, 28 May 2017


A certain very useful engine will be visiting us on the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 10th and 11th June 2017....

Friday, 26 May 2017

Late Night Spring Change

New springs

Richard jacking up the front of the locomotive whilst Michael W puts packing underneath the front end of the frames

RHS spring removed

Old spring out

One of the new springs on the left sat next to one of the old springs on the right

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Throwback Thursday #22

LNER J27 No.2392 shunts LNER A4 No.4464 'Bittern' masquerading as No.2509 'Silver Link' in the mid 90s, with Kitson & Co A.No.5 on the pit road

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Broken Finger Contacts

After todays running it was discovered that the finger contacts on 08915 had welded together, we are currently awaiting new parts from RMS Locotec

Percy Main Clear Up

Clearing up the platform

Loading up the Salmon wagon

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Carriage and Wagon Work

Kevin and John have been busy today beginning some cosmetic work on our carriages to keep them looking nice until there is space in the Carriage and Wagon workshop for a full overhaul

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Dumper Truck Update

The Dumper Truck in pieces in the workshop with most of the frames now painted

Michael painting some of the trucks parts

Saturday, 6 May 2017

In The Workshops

Stuart (L) and George (R) machining one of No.401s spring hangars

John (L) and George (R) cleaning No.401s springs

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Carriage Cleaning

Kevin cleaning the coaching stock

Shunting the coaching stock back into the headshunt

Dogfish Update

Peter grinding down old metal in preparation to weld it up 

Norman applying the first coat of primer

Ashington No.5 Steam Test

Installing new gauge glasses before lighting the fire

Steve lighting the fire

Safety Valves lifting

Robin setting the valves

Monday, 1 May 2017