On the weekend of 19th & 20th of April most of the work being done on shed was on 70013, with a small number of tasks being progressed on 5305. Not all of the people mentioned are 5305LA members, and not all of the people who were working will be mentioned – no offense should be taken our reporters are usually hard at work under a locomotive or in some inaccessible space, so can’t guarantee to spot everyone.
The Pakes Painting team were hard at work painting the boiler cladding in situ which probably takes it up into the Olympic Gold Medal class. The photo below shows the boiler as it was at start of play on Sunday, just as the shed was opened up.
Other tasks on 70013 were (in no particular order):
Andy Cunningham & Ashley were working on small parts, Les Greer and Bill (surname unknown) were fitting pipework. The TPWS system was being progressed by Kevin (electronic bits) and Steve Lockley (modifying the lockers to put it in).
The cab is progressing well, with many of the familiar fittings now in place.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in 5305LA world, Allistair was finding and curing the tricky fault on D123 that put the locomotive out of action on the Sunday of the Diesel Weekend, and Gerry Garside was cleaning and painting the axleboxes of the Five using the time honoured method of elbow grease with paraffin used until a white cloth comes away white, white spirit and then painting the cleaned items with spec. 81 black gloss. Master classes in this technique are available – see the treasurer or Gerry for details.
By Info | Tuesday, April 22, 2008 | Tags : 70013