Another weekend report from Graham Clarke:
With Tom, Colin, Geoff and Ray later at Barrow Hill on Saturday. Tom worked on replacing some wires to the no.1 engine start control contactor SCC1. Both of them on the loco look like they were cut out, probably after withdrawal. Somebody before the DPS owned ’TULYAR’ has done a decent job of patching up the wiring and replacing the small contactor that operates the main start contactors to crank the engines to start them. It’s not coming off such a major rebuild like it was…. Tom did well with the fiddly job of removing insulating tape from the looms and picking out the bad cables.
At the other end Colin removed the sound screen from behind the driver’s seat to allow new wiring to go into the light switch panels, which Melvyn is working on from time to time.
Geoff cleaned up some traction motor terminal box conduit fittings and helped Ray sort some jobs out including a new and important Health and Safety Notice Board.
Thank you all for your support.