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SVR wagons 2017

Discussion in 'Heritage rolling Stock' started by olly5764, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Graham Phillips

    Graham Phillips New Member

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    The Wagon Department has got a new web site now. www.svrwagons.uk
    It needs a bit more content yet, so I'll be adding more information and keeping the updates going as I can.
     
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    The new website looks fantastic. As one of those allergic to Faceache, you have my gratitude. :)
     
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  3. Ploughman

    Ploughman Part of the furniture

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    Is there any detail of Civil Engineering wagons and any work being carried out on them?
    I see that there is a SVR Wicki link but that would not answer my query. Just gives bare detail of for example Stored needs work.
     
  4. olly5764

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    there are some weeks where we all seem to be doing lots of infuriating little jobs, which while this can be annoying, as we just start to get our teeth into something, the job is finished, but on the up side, this article then more or less writes itself. Other weeks we make huge strides in one or two areas which are great for staff morale as there are great visible changes, however, owing to the relatively small number of ways available to me to say "We did this....." it makes this rather harder work, this week was one of the latter so please bare with me.
    Toad brake van 68501 is currently inside for a quick re-paint and minor repair. she is now sufficiently advanced for top coat to be going onto the body, and the river side of this is more or less done. She is also having new step boards made and these too are in top coat already.
    There are bits for a floor waiting to go into the conflat, and following a quick survey to see if any of her brake gear is also common to the SECR open (Not as mad as it sounds, there are only so many combinations of lengths and diameters of pins that you can use!) production of new brake pins for these two has started using recycled bits off of 17410, 68501 and 80982, as it is normally faster to skim worn parts down to the next size down than it it to fully replace them, as a result, this two has taken a huge leap forward, although as the usable recycled bits runs out, progress here will naturally slow down a bit.
    See you all soon
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    I keep saying that when we have done lots of odds and ends the article writes itself, so I have no real excuse for being late with it this week, however here we are at last!
    Work on 68501 is progressing well, with most of the van in top coat, and paint being applied to the new step boards, hopefully no unforeseen problems will be discovered on this and she will be back out very soon.
    Outside in the yard, the conflat had some attention to her brake gear. For a change, not the machining of brake pins! The river side brake lever had become heavily where it engages with the clutch. the other side had suffered a similar issue presumable back in BR days, and so had a patch welded onto it. I'm pleased to report that our repair is not so noticable, but having taken the brake handle off, could we get the repaired part to go back on? Could we hell! Needless to say, there was a lot of scraping, banging and swearing to complete this simple job.
    The LMS brake is also getting some minor work in the form of a repair to the stove, this should be very quick and finished by next week.
    Wish us all luck!
    Olly
     
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