Since the last post in September the new steel panelling for the sides and roof at the south end has been completed. This includes the fixing of the panels to the wooden framework using stainless steel screws sealed in with an adhesive The whole of the west side has been painted with primer and a . . . → Read More: Restoration of 27162 (6)
The wooden framework is now substantially complete and the steel roof hoops have been fitted. We now await the arrival of the steel side panels which will then be welded to the existing panels. They will be fixed to the wooden frame using stainless steel screws.
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Work on the framework has continued and the east side frame and cantrail has been fitted. The west side is currently being prepared in the workshop. The gangway end has been refurbished and fitted temporarily to determine the position of the bolt holes.
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The new end frame has now been completed and the pictures below show it being fitted.
The new sections of cant rail are currently being made and will be fitted with the new side frame members over the next few weeks.
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Progress on 27162 is continuing at a good pace. Dismantling of damaged portion of the framework and roof is now complete and a start has been made on the replacement of the bottom rail. The new end framework is being manufactured off-site. Some of the new floor boards can be seen in the picture which . . . → Read More: Restoration of 27162 (2)
Work has now started on the restoration of LMS Third Open 27162 following the fire of October 2011 The work is being carried out by Lee Sharpe who is making steady progress in removing the damaged framework. The work is being carried out in the WyvernRail maintenance shed at Wirksworth.
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As work continues to prepare Third Open 27162 for repairs to the framing , panelling and roof, following last October’s fire, plans are being drawn up to move the vehicle into the Maintenance Facility at Wirksworth on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.
If these plans go ahead on schedule, work should begin sometime in October 2012.
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