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SVR wagons 2019

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by olly5764, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Ploughman

    Ploughman Well-Known Member

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    I always like to see your posts.
    Tends to spur me on when contemplating what we need to be doing with our wagons on the NYMR Civils fleet.
     
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    Yes, please do keep writing. Your posts are interesting and insightful, which portray the quality of work very well.

    It is always interesting to see how other wagon groups overcome the problems encountered on preserved wagons.
     
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    Thank you folks for your kind words. It looks like I may be a bit quite this week though!
     
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    Every time I look at the Mica B there's less of it! Being double skinned she traps water between the two halves of the body, you can imagine how it attracts rot, debate has turned to whether or not to replace the zinc lining, its getting more and more tatty every time we remove it
    101961 now has top coat on three sides, we are hoping to get chance to turn her, so attention can turn to what is currently the rock side.
    98480 is getting some serious attention, three new brake hangers have been made and one old one repaired, one set of brake gear is now in bits in the tin shed, waiting for the new bits to be fitted.
    Hopefully catch you soon
     
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    Time for a midweek, colour, all singing, all dancing supplement (mainly because I may not be about on Saturday) the three pics above show the condition of 98480's brakes, note in the first pic the gap between the pin and the drop link, this is supposed to be 0.032" as you can probably tell, those days are well behind it.
    The other two pics are more general shots of the worn parts, although with replacement parts ready to go on, these will hopefully be repairable to go on something else, the exception being the brake push rods which will be modified and re-used here.
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    This next shot shows the state of the one hanger we had to refurbish, the front hole has been trued up ready for plugging and re-drilling, and emphasises how bad the other one is!
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    The final three shots show one of the new hangers in the final stages of production, the first shot being, of course, the blank, with the second showing the 7/8" drilled hole, and finally the 29/32" reamer going through to accurately give the correct size and alignment.
    Sorry I've not got any shots of what the other lads were up to, as I'm sure you are aware, I've had my own hands rather full, but hopefully someone will oblige with a pic.
    Cheers,
    Olly
     
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    Haven't forgotten you all, just taking a few weeks off at the moment (purely because all of my busy weekends have arrived in one lump) but I see from the pics on faceache that the lads have been busy, will bring you up to speed when I know more.
     
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