Apr 07

Easter Holidays Update

Photos and work by Craig Simmons on the nose crowns. One down, one to go.





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Feb 19

Traction Motor Blower Fixed – Video

Repairs to the broken Traction Motor Blower which caused the problems with 46010 has now been repaired and here it is working :) Video and reassembly by Mark R.


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Feb 16

Before and after shot of the Traction Motor Blower – Brush Box.

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A before and after shot of the Traction Motor Blower- brush box end. Work done by Mark R.

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Dec 17

Progress Update


The Andy B and Stephen W have been pretty busy over the past few months getting the Peak ready for the bodywork contractors WeldCare to carry on with their work. Photos taken by Stephen W.


This is No 2 end where the compressor was.

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The first piece of flooring to go in :)


The overhauled Traction Motor Blower comm back from Humber Electrical- photo by Mark R.

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Sep 12

No 2 End Nose – Start

Steve W visited yesterday with the needle gun and started on No 2 nose end.





After (with a coat of paint to protect the metal).


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Aug 26

No2 end nose and more bodywork

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The group conducted a working week end in which the other nose End was removed followed by the TMB. Work will now commence on cutting out the remains of the tin worm infested floor to enable it to be replaced. A photo also of the new fabricated boiler access step’s which have been tack welded in by our contractor. The other end is just about ready for the new floor . AB

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Jul 12

Bodywork Update

Not many photos from our last visit I’m afraid, but we’ve started descaling the bulkhead No1 end and No 2 end nose and Traction Motor Blower are ready to be lifted out the next time we’re down.

We’ve also had the bodywork contractors doing some work lately and here is a photo of the work done:





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Jun 02

41001 Lives!

One of our shed mates moved under their own power for the first time this weekend! Read the article and watch the excellent video here http://www.gcrn.co.uk/news/41001-lives/

We look forward to running top and tail with her very soon!


46010 News – we will be on site next weekend!



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Apr 21

Nose cones, grinders and an Easter bunny!

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These were taken 2 weeks ago but here is Andy B and Steve W with the needle gun and the first lot of paint going on (it’s only hammerite to protect the metalwork!)

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Andy B, Steve W and myself spent 2 days at Ruddington over the Bank holiday weekend. Steve W spent most of the 2 days cutting out the “bad” floor in No1 end. We were able to remove the nose cone off No 2 end, the Traction Motor Blower is ready to come out and the nose is a few bolts away from being lifted off. That will be the first thing

Last but not least…Phil S aka the Easter Bunny Rabbit.



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Mar 01

The nose is finally off!

Another successful and productive day in Ruddington, we’ve finally managed to get the nose off!

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Thanks to Mark Russell for the hand!

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