A flying visit was made to Sheffield Park yesterday (27th march) during which photos were taken of the work carried out over the last few weeks.
|The fantastic finish that is being applied to the wheelsets (all pictures Clive Emsley)|
The finish on the wheelset that has been painted over the winter is something incredible, an probably better than original! All of the dimples that were in the wheels have been filled and rubbed down giving a first class base on which the gloss has been applied to. A splendid finish and a credit to Matt for the initial work and Jim for the paint finish. A credit for both of them.
|An overall impression of the wheelset.|
Below are a few pictures of the heavily corroded back end of the frames being removed. This shows just how corroded it really was. Matt, Ben and the team have been buy with the gas axe!
|The rear buffer beam having been removed from the frames|
|The drag box beam removed fro the frames|
|The frames at the rear showing the corrosion|
|the rear stretcher removed for more restoration work|
|Both buffer beams and strengthening plate now machined in the Villa|
|A close up of the holes|
|one of the plates that are to be positioned behind the buffers|
We are looking forward to being on the platform at Sheffield Park during the Branch Line weekend, where we will be able to answer questions and sell you marmalade and other delightful items. Also on display will be a collection of the new Hatton's P Class models (which may
still be available from the Bluebell Shop)
We are also confirmed to be at the Model Railway Weekend, so hopefully we will be able to see you at one of the events.
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