Volunteer’s View – January 26th January 2019

The latest from Graham Clarke…

At the Deltic Preservation Society Depot at Barrow Hill last Saturday it was busy again.

Power Unit 451 was leak tested to make sure the new hoses inside the triangle for cylinders are water tight. One needed tightening, but everything else was okay.

New catches were made to hold the battery box doors open on 55015 during maintenance. These are attached to the air intake box cover above the battery box. A second air intake duct was fitted during the week.

Cleaning and painting 55019’s no.2 cab, engine room floor, cab roofs and tail lights. ‘C ‘ Exam work also continued.

Benches and various parts for 55015 were moved out of the way to allow room for the forklift to get in and move marine engines out the way and place the cab of 55008 on the floor at the back of the depot.

I worked on sorting engineering documents and taping up traction motor cables. I intended to connect them, but one won’t fit. The terminals are specially made and I have the wrong one. The original one has got lost during a tidy up. I have some head scratching to do on Saturday to work out a solution.

Thanks to Steve, Steve, Pete, Beth, Nigel, Mick, Mike, Wizz, Stuart, Geoff, Dave, Keith and I hope that’s everyone.

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