Below is Graham Clarke’s report from last Saturday:
Geoff, Mike and I were at Barrow Hill today. Ray made a quick visit to drop off some parts for traction motor conduits for 55015.
Geoff cleaned one side and a nose end of 55019.
Mike and I sorted all of 55015′s air tanks to make sure they are all in the huge wooden box. They are now all there and ready to go for pressure testing.
Mike then checked the oil levels in the radiator fan gearboxes, with a little help from me with a knackered filler plug. There is now a new one fitted. He also checked the compressor, vacuum exhauster and battery fluid levels and topped them up. And finally tried to find a small coolant leak in the roof above one of the exhaust collector drums.
I checked the two pairs of main and auxiliary generators’ brush gear and cleaned them up.
All together it was a worthwhile day. There remains plenty to do before next season’s visits begin. Not least is a good steam clean of 19′s engine room. It’s pretty filthy after last year’s busy season.