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SR 8-Plank wagon No.37786

Dave Clarke's fotopic site features more photographs of the overhaul of this vehicle. Wagon finished

2 April 2005

 

 

Now outside, over the maintenance pit for final adjustments and inspection, the wagon should be ready to take its place in one of the two goods trains running on the April 9th Goods Train Day.


31 March 2005

Wagon lettered

 

 

Inside the shed, lettering and lining has been completed, as seen in this photo taken on 25th March.

A suspect spring has also been changed. The completed wagon left the shed on 29 March.

(Photo from Dave Clarke).


27 Feb and 6 March 2005

Wagon re-planked and doors on Wagon in shed

Progress is so swift it's hard to keep up. By the Branch Line Weekend (Feb 27th) the doors were on, and by the following Sunday it was in the shed, with two coats of topcoat applied, and awaiting lettering. It should be running for the Goods Train Day on 9th April. (Both photos from Dave Clarke).


30 January 2005

Wagon being re-planked Wagon being re-planked

The floor was laid at the end of 2004, and with the agreement of the Bluebell Railway Trust to fund the cost of the new planking, this has gone ahead rapidly, and the wagon is coming back together. The planks have been painted in advance off the wagon, which speeds things at this time of the year. The bolts at one end have already been cut to length and painted, those at the other end await this operation.


May 2004

Metalwork stripped

 

 

With all the rotten timber stripped off, the metalwork is being cleaned down, primed and painted. Brake gear is being overhauled and new "cupboard door" hinges made to replace those missing. New or repaired curved corner pieces need to be made.


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Dave Clarke's fotopic site features more photographs of the overhaul of this vehicle.

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