SRPS DIESEL GROUP NEWS SECTION - UPDATED 08-12-2014
The steam heat boiler has now been installed into the loco and is getting the final connections to allow testing soon, a steam test has also be successfully carried out on the loco under frame pipe work which has been fully replaced. Work has also continued on bodywork repairs in preparation for painting, with the work continuing in the cab’s, engine room and Radiator room. More pictures of the work and the boiler back in the loco can be seen in the project gallery folder.
The OTMR and TPWS wiring has been continuing throughout the loco, with more progress made now the loco has its new set of batteries installed in the newly refurbished battery box, new steel frame, sheet and wooden frames have been installed. Work has also started in No1 end nose where the compressors have been lifted out for cleaning and refurbishment, this also enables cleaning of the area which has several years of grime in it.
The loco body shell has been purchased by the Scottish 37 Group and should be on site soon.
The loco has returned from its holidays, the fuel filter has been changed with some other minor repairs found during an exam.
Has now left site to Nemesis Rail.
Waiting shed space for repairs to the bogies ex 26038 which require significant reworking to get them up to standard for the loco to run, some body work jobs have been tackled in the meantime.
Inspection has been carried out on the power unit and it has been found that water is in the bores due to rain water entering the exhaust. The heads have now been removed so that cleaning and removal of the pistons can progress.