Posted by: wrha | February 3, 2020

Saturday 1st February

A grey but mild day with some drizzle saw another good turn of volunteers attacking a number of the current list of ongoing jobs.

In the coaches Ian and John progressed the work they have been doing to repair the damage caused by water ingression in the buffet coach. The boards that were cut and glued last week were fitted.

The site tidy up team continued their work to get the site looking as good as possible an removing some of the potential trip hazards there are around the area. There was no fire this week as the steady rain put paid to that.

The 26 crew continued there work in the cab, the amount of steel-work going into the cab must surely be helping the ailing British Steels balance books! Further work was done on the cab door area. Most of the work is now done on this area and the steel work will be primed and painted before the focus changes to the other side of the cab.

The generator on the hand trolley was stripped to try and identify the problem that is causing it to fail to start. Despite a number of components being removed and checked nothing was really identified as being at fault so the investigation is on-going. All a little frustrating but we will get to the bottom of it.

The smaller section of the locking frame was cleaned up and then trial fitted back on the actual frame. The top covers were also put in p[lace on this part of the frame and it looks really good. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks the whole thing can be assembled.

Whilst all this was going on a shunt of some of the stock in the siding took place so that everything is ready for the fore-coming stock delivery.

As the day was drawing to a close the sun came out and the rain clouds drifted away, such is the delights of working at Whitrope.


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