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SRPS DIESEL GROUP NEWS SECTION - UPDATED 09-12-2016

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NBL D2767:

The water pump has been removed to sort the coolant leak .

The loco is in the final stages of Its repaint.

 

08443 :

The shunter is in use and was at Birkhill along with 47643 during the line closure.


20020:

The loco is in use but requires some cab bodywork attention.


25235:

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.


26024:

The loco is out of use.


26038:

The loco is on loan to North Yorkshire Moors railway for the 2016 summer season .


27001:

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.


27005:

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 :

https://realrail.smugmug.com/Trains/27005-restoration-galley/


37025: Out earning It’s keep on the ‘Big Railway’ , on short term hire to Colas.


37403:

Out earning It’s keep on the ‘Big Railway’ , on long term hire to DRS.


37261:

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.


37703:

The loco is in use and performing well.


47643:

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 .




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