This week’s report comes from Graham Clarke:
It was a productive day at Barrow Hill yesterday. We swept along the wall side of the depot nearest the Roundhouse ready for the ‘Barrow Hill Live’ model event in two weeks time. More muck was removed from under D9015′s no.2 end. The museum was cleaned and the coach too. I sorted out gaskets and tools for doing the ultrasonic axle test on 55019 next weekend. I then sorted out the field connections for D9015′s auxiliary generators and then found that the battery charging ammeter is dragging down insulation resistance of the battery charging circuit to a level I don’t like. I’ll have to look further into the problem in a couple of weeks. We have no spare ones and even D9009 has the wrong one that reads the wrong way around. So that’s another conundrum to solve, as well as a broken bolt in the ammeter shunt. There’s always something! Mike also put out the kit for the cleaning of D9009 also next weekend. Thanks to Geoff, Steve, Tom and Mike.