SRPS DIESEL GROUP 2016 ©
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Diesel Group Photo updates:
The water pump has been removed to sort the coolant leak .
The loco is in the final stages of Its repaint.
The shunter is in use and was at Birkhill along with 47643 during the line closure.
The loco is in use but requires some cab bodywork attention.
The loco requires one piston to be installed .
The cylinder heads have all have the valve seats re-lapped ,
all the valves require cleaning then the heads can go back on.
The loco was fully lifted for the first time in over 30 years on 11th September .
This is to assess the wheel-sets prior to re-tyring.
Fundraising is continuing for the wheel sets which still need re-tyred before
the loco can operate on the branch
again and all donations are welcome!
These can be made by going to the website at mydonate.
The loco is out of use.
The loco is on loan to North Yorkshire Moors railway for the 2016 summer season .
The loco is out of use awaiting It’s turn for restoration , this should be next after 27005.
It has been moved undercover to the shelter next to the MMPD.
Work has started on the loco’s No 1 end.
New cab framing has started along with cab doors and door frames .
The first of the eight new handrail housings has been fabricated and welded into place.
Photos of the restoration so far can be see at :
37025: Out earning It’s keep on the ‘Big Railway’ , on short term hire to Colas.
Out earning It’s keep on the ‘Big Railway’ , on long term hire to DRS.
Many new-ish parts have been sourced by the STG.
No 1 nose end internals have been cleaned out descaled and primed .
The drain channels for all of the nose filter housings have been re-fabricated and
welded into place.
The large head light holes on both nose ends have been welded up.
A start has been made in No 2 end nose internals , cleaning and descaling .
Many parts have been taken off site by STG members to refurbish at home.
The loco is in use and performing well.
The loco is in use and was at Birkhill during the line closure.
NBL / MAN Class 22 power unit:
The cooling fan has had the two broken blades welded back into place then balanced.
The two noisy bearings in the fan motor have been replace.
A leaking coolant pipe has been replaced , we hope to start the power unit ( housed in a container ) in a couple of weeks .