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Brief Update and a Congratulations

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, March 31, 2016, In : Locomotives 
Work has been ungoing in our work shops, and the Ruston is nearing completion, 
Below is a photo of where we are with the restoration,

Above is the inside of the cab, still awaiting painting but we are now getting close to completion.

We would also like to congratulate our freinds at the North Bay Railway Scarborough on the launch and building of their new steam locomotive Georgina.

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The Wickham

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, July 2, 2015, In : Locomotives 
With great pleasure I can now say that the Type 27a Wickham is now finished.
Pictured below with some of the volunteers who worked on the restoration

Left to right Barrie, Mark and Brian.

We are always looking for new volunteers, and will make you feel welcome,
It dose not matter what your skills are, there is something for you in the Darlington Railway Preservation Society, areas we cover include archiving and library, museum displays, restoration of locomotive, railway equipment, and more.
If yo...

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Wickham Stripes

Posted by Paul Bailey on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, In : Locomotives 
Work is ongoing on our Wickham restoration.

Below we see the wasp stripes starting to be painted on the Wickham.
With one panel before and one after

Below we see Brian fitting windscreen wipers, 
Before the fitting he has stripped, and cleaned the windscreen wiper motors.

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Words Paul Bailey, Photos Barrie Lamb

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On going work

Posted by Paul Bailey on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, In : Locomotives 

In the photo above you see where we have now test fitted the sieve box's to the tender, in the coming days theses will be fitted permanently.

A unusual view inside the tenders water tank, work is currently going on to fit the various water feed pipes.

Meanwhile inside the workshop Malcolm our CME is putting threads on the pipework to fit under the tender.

Wickham Update

Above you can see the Chairman Barrie priming the Wickhams metalwork prior to undercoating. Note the freshly stained floor ...
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More developments

Posted by Paul Bailey on Sunday, February 15, 2015, In : Locomotives 
78018 News

Above is the sieve boxes which are used to filter out any muck or debris that may be in the tender.

The ladder and most of the pipework is no fitted or ready to be fitted to the standards tender.

Wickham News

Work has continued on the new floor, the engine cover has now been trail fitted and the floor secured in place.
The fuel tank is now fitted, and the floor is shaped to fit.

Keep your eyes open in the coming week for a upcoming announcement about a event happening this year.

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Wickham and 78018 progress

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, January 24, 2015, In : Locomotives 
Wickham News

Below are the latest photos of the work on our Wickham

Brian cutting new sections of floor for the Wickham

Barrie fitting the new floor around the fuel tank, note the floor nearest the camera is original and has been re varnished.

The new sections nearly completely fitted, with the engine cover in position ready for final positioning.

78018 News

Currently work is ongoing on the tender

The newly fitted vacum bag and steam heat pipework, now fitted to the tender.

The mounting point recentl...

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