Makrow

07.08.2018 4 Comments

Think this is probably the day we got properly going with the rad fan drive, looks difficult until go get big enough spanners, a hydraulic jack from my old landrover and a big enough hammer. The loco was then used in shunting moves around the yard before being put to bed. It is expected that will be making test runs by late April and introduced via a 'Members Day' to traffic during the early summer, then work will be carried out so that by the Mid-Norfolk Railways Class 37 50th Anniversary Gala in September, it will be in the guise of D to work alongside the visiting locos. Took the opportunity to move the large bracket and fix the AWS magnet back to the No1 end bogie. The oil cooler drains were a complete pain to get to get out but came off eventually and the strainer had a good amount of detritus in it. This is of course when the rain started, just as I was finishing the long task of tightening the bolts up the sun can back out and gave me sunburn! I then had the fun of putting everything back together, grease grease everywhere and not a drop to fry my chips in! We're very pleased to see that the refurbished AVR is working well, and she is using negligible oil and water - and nothing additional by way of faults emerged during the most intensive use she has seen for many years. A couple more checks to confirm and it certainly looks as if we are heading in the right direction.

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But, with enough volunteer support, there is a good chance that will be a runner by the MNR gala event in 3 weeks' time. But a special word of thanks is also due to the drivers who handled with a very high level of mechanical sympathy, knowing she's not yet "the finished product" but still letting her stretch her legs and clear her throat. Must have got it right, cause has been shunting a few mk2s around Dereham today. We then took the opportunity to drain the bedplate of dregs before she goes into the bay for remedial work. More widely, the gala itself was excellently organised and an undiluted pleasure to visit - a supremely high standard that we have come to expect of the MNR team. Roy from Applied Inspection Limited came to do the test, while Mick Parker was on hand to remove and refit all the covers and end caps. If anyone has some spare 22" buffers? Think this is probably the day we got properly going with the rad fan drive, looks difficult until go get big enough spanners, a hydraulic jack from my old landrover and a big enough hammer. Next time round we should be at the point of fitting the AVR and priming the oil system, then topping up again. Thanks also as ever go to the MNR management, ops and everybody else. It is expected that will be making test runs by late April and introduced via a 'Members Day' to traffic during the early summer, then work will be carried out so that by the Mid-Norfolk Railways Class 37 50th Anniversary Gala in September, it will be in the guise of D to work alongside the visiting locos. A problem with the AVR was discovered, but thanks to Steve Benniston, a temporary replacement has supplied and fitted and was returned to service on the Saturday of the gala. Suffice it to say, we are very pleased indeed with how 's first weekend in revenue-earning service on the MNR went. Just managed to get the blanking plates by Armstrong engineering on before the gala, giving us better use of the fuel we put in the tanks. A new look in under a hour! After as many checks as we could do, we started up and she ran for well over an hour, the repairs to the gen bearing have been successful, everything worked as it should apart from the AWS and the deadmans, which we will be investigating next and we even took power after a brake test. We're very pleased to see that the refurbished AVR is working well, and she is using negligible oil and water - and nothing additional by way of faults emerged during the most intensive use she has seen for many years. The welder had a darn good workout The oil cooler drains were a complete pain to get to get out but came off eventually and the strainer had a good amount of detritus in it. It's good to report a fully operational loco again! Just need to do an oil change and replace a few more gasket seals on the crankcase covers, then we can fire her up. Meanwhile, Mike M has finished the air pipe leak repairs off. At 1st divert, the LR ran back and the engine speed picked up again; it is still a little slow reacting, but at least it now works properly. There's also no sign of contamination in the oil However, we are not quite there yet - there is a niggling problem with the automatic voltage regulator AVR - a mechanical device which as its name suggests ensures that the voltage put through the electrical system is not too high is sticking, and we need to rectify that before she can be put through her fitness-to-run test and we can run her. Next I had to roll the spare buffer out onto the concrete apron, Which is actually quite easy with a round one, its all a question of getting the balance right and keeping toes out the way. Lack of daylight stopped play

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4 thoughts on “Makrow”

  1. A number of issues were identified, but nothing to give us anything to worry about, and she should be up and running again later in the year. After a break at Wymondham, back to shuffle the works train again, couple of circuits of the loop at Thuxton and back to Dereham picking up cut logs en route and then beddy-byes for at about as the sun gave up.

  2. Suffice it to say, we are very pleased indeed with how 's first weekend in revenue-earning service on the MNR went.

  3. A very windy but mainly dry day, Undone inspection plugs and opened doors to let the tank inspector have access to visually inspect and thickness test all of our 15 air tanks. Next I had to roll the spare buffer out onto the concrete apron, Which is actually quite easy with a round one, its all a question of getting the balance right and keeping toes out the way.

  4. It is important we get the 'North-East' side of the loco looking good first as when she comes away from the bay at some point, she will be sat to attend to the 'South-West' side on the opposite platform.

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