Annual Volunteer weekOnce again this year we organised a week of Volunteering for Network Rail Employees. This year the week ran from the 1st to the 5th July. Over the course of the week we welcomed 23 volunteers over the 5 days. We needed to expand our tasks this year as there is not too much unsupervised work to be done at the moment on 27. However, we did complete some cleaning and painting on the loco.
|The front balance weight having been cleaned and given a coat of bonder primer|
|the right hand small balance weight having been cleaned and painted|
|the left hand small front balance weight having been cleaned and painted|
|One of the pair of front sand boxes having been cleaned back to bare metal before painting|
We also spent some time cleaning Loco 672 Fenchurch in readiness for fitters attention and to make it look a little better. There was a gang on two days who not only gave the paintwork a glint, but also spent time under the loco with scrapers to remove years of congealed oil and dust. this will help when the loco is moved into the workshop prior to overhaul.
|Part of the cleaning gang in the early stages of cleaning|
|The state of the wheel backs and springs before cleaning|
|The connecting rods and brake rigging before painting|
|The rods and rigging following a coat of paint|
|The first board with half the first coat of varnish applied|
|The board with 3 coats of varnish applied returned to the cab|
|Steve and Sherena painting a small weight|
|Roxanne getting handy with a wire brush!|
|The Thursday gang pose in the sunshine!|
NEW DONATIONS PLATFORMWe now have a new platform for accepting your donations which will help us to complete the restoration of SECR Locomotive No.27. This can be found at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/27
Please remember that our progress can only carry on with your help. We are completely self-funded group.
Thank you for your continued support.