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NVR Wagon Group Updates

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by B17 61606, May 21, 2015.

  1. big.stu

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    A double helping of updates - a well attended session on Saturday followed up by a smaller band of happy wagoneers on Tuesday - another two vans vac fitted (but awaiting test) and a further van returned to running order (but still awaiting vac).

    It appears the FB armchair warriors think we don't know what we are doing - but just because you can't see scotches in all the photos doesn't mean they aren't there - we take safety very seriously :)

    https://nvrwagons.co.uk/2024/01/14/13-01-24-on-a-roll/

    https://nvrwagons.co.uk/2024/01/16/16-01-24-one-out-and-one-in/

    We have our first four events lined up for 2024, and two of them are already on sale:

    Friday 23rd February - DL83 Wansford to Yarwell freight driving day: https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/491/dl83-freight-course-new-for-2024

    Tuesday 2nd April - Tornado full line freight photo charter: https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/497/east-coast-freight-storm-charte

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    Just realised I hadn't posted the latest update (which is a week old now!), so here is the last session (which sadly we weren't able to be there fore due to Josh managing to get an infection in his elbow!)

    https://nvrwagons.co.uk/2024/02/01/28-01-24-steady-progress/

    https://www.facebook.com/nvrwagons/...uDpa7S1wL21NNYDpkF5N3GA8Z88LTRy4opZFY6MqfBAjl

    We now have three of our 2024 events available to book on the NVR website

    Friday 23rd February - DL83 Wansford to Yarwell freight driving day: https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/491/dl83-freight-course-new-for-2024

    Saturday 23rd March - Branch line goods with Thomas: https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/509/branch-line-goods

    Tuesday 2nd April - Tornado full line freight photo charter: https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/497/east-coast-freight-storm-charte

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    Another good day on the wagons yesterday - after a quick familiarisation on the workshop's pillar drill, I spent most of the day drilling holes with Josh helping me (first in the chunky new hanger for the cylinder, and then split pin holes in its fixing bolts). I now have some home work to do making pins for brake linkage as the remaining vans are missing various components and we need them for the next session for progress to continue.

    https://nvrwagons.co.uk/2024/02/11/10-02-24-three-out-of-three-and-almost-a-fourth/

    https://www.facebook.com/nvrwagons/...zXLJ8kNUW5iq87noa69xP8KxyccbednV9ukLmbKuZeuol

    A few spaces left on the DL83 course which is only a week and half away: https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/491/dl83-freight-course-new-for-2024

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    More progress on the express freight project, still places on the Thomas Branch Line Goods freight driving day (Sat 23rd March) and a rescheduled Tornado photo charter (now Friday 24th May) following the decision to reschedule the visit from Easter to May Spring Bank Holiday.

    We ran our latest DL83 freight driving course at the Yarwell end of the line, the conflat fought hard, but eventually the brake cylinder was removed, and various vac hoses were fitted...

    https://nvrwagons.co.uk/2024/02/27/23-24-02-24-the-conflat-the-hoses-and-a-freight-course/ (https://www.facebook.com/nvrwagons/...bMuLkt2LaCxBVD8onKR8phXx48vxijJhPm3f7HTJCkC4l)

    Come and drive Thomas hauling goods, alongside our normal service trains upon Saturday 23rd March: https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/509/branch-line-goods

    Tornado Freight Storm photo charter now on Friday 24th May (online booking should be available soon): https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/497/east-coast-freight-storm-charter

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    2024-03-23 Thomas FDE.jpg 2024-05-24 Tornade Freight Storm.jpeg
     
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