7828 – Nov 2013


Steady progress over last month. Layers of undercoat- grey, pink and now red- on both sides of 7828. A final few coats on the roof with extra layers in strategic places has finished work above the cantrail. All four side doors have been adjusted and in the case of one, completely re-hung, . . . → Read More: 7828 – Nov 2013

Restoration of 27162 (3)

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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7828 Frame Repairs Complete

At Rowsley the frame repairs on the NRM’s Third Open 7828 are at last complete aside from a few little tweaks. Ben Riley slogged away for hours trying to get a stubborn bolt out of the bottom rail at the toilet end, had a rest, Harvey Coppock came along and gave it a couple of . . . → Read More: 7828 Frame Repairs Complete

Progress 27001 18th Sept 2012

Two tasks were progressed today on the Brake Third.

Much grinding, hammering and chiselling was applied to one of the vertical frame supports, which needs to be removed in order to facilitate the wider window reveal, for the proposed extra seating bay.

This was the second day of work on this item, and finally the . . . → Read More: Progress 27001 18th Sept 2012