Graham Clarke reports on last weekend:
There were about a dozen volunteers at Barrow Hill today. Too many to name individually to be honest. Quite a lot’s been achieved today. This includes: pressure testing fuel injector adapters on the sick engine on 55002 to see if a leaking one is causing the cooling system to pressurise; working on power unit 430; cleaning coolant pipes ready for painting; fixing new racking to the floor; removing brake valves from 55015 for overhaul; blanking holes in the floor ready for …steam cleaning 55015 underneath and finally finding a solution for the flexible conduits that go to nos. 1 and 6 traction motor connection boxes.
The brake valves removed will initially go to D9009 and those from it to 55015 once they have also been refurbished.
The air reservoirs for no.15 are due back next week ready to fit. We are pricing up the completion of the bogies, new tyres and traction motor refurbishment at the moment. Things are really starting to move now, but fundraising is going to be a challenge and we need to rise to that like never before.
Thank you to everyone for your support yesterday. It is very much appreciated.