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Workshop News

Published: 7th December 2018

Locos - After the end of the main season work is proceeding with boiler repairs to 6435 with patch screws to the inner firebox tubeplate and the replacement of some crown stays.  The ten-year overhaul of 5552 progresses and the wheels are back in the frames,   the valve spindles are being modified  and tubes are being fitted into the boiler.Unfortunately 4247 has had to be stopped for intermediate repairs and may be out of use for some months. The long term repairs to BR Class 47 47306 are also well-advanced and it awaits the return of the roof from contractors. An appropriate paint scheme has been applied with loving care!

Coaches - Work has started on the overhaul of BR Mk1 TSO 4656 to deal with the wear and tear of the last ten years.  Churchward "toplight"  2434 is now receiving final detail fittings as it comes towards the end of a massive rebuild. Currently it is sitting on the workshop's pillar jacks while the bogies are overhauled.

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