Monthly Archives: October 2015

  • Overhaul update

    Posted on October 22, 2015 by James Cooper in Uncategorized.

          A big move around today limited what could be achieved, but it did allow 2968 to venture outside for a breath of fresh air!   Even so, work continues on fabricating footplate framing angle pieces, some of the new sections have been welded in place on the Right Hand side, and temporarily […]

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  • Overhaul update

    Posted on October 17, 2015 by James Cooper in Uncategorized.

      Pictures showing progress on 42968 by the volunteer work parties. Cleaning down, removing components is followed by examining the condition of the engine. Finally painting items such as the front buffer beam and buffer stocks.   In the 3rd picture you can see the angle iron which supports the running plate had been cleaned […]

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  • Driving and Firing experience

    Posted on October 16, 2015 by James Cooper in Uncategorized.

        On the 13th, 14th and 15th of October the SMF ran its annual driving and firing experience trains for members. This ran between Bridgnorth and Hampton Loade with a full rake of carriages. The first day we had 7812 “Erlestoke Manor” (GW 4-6-0) however due to piston problems we swapped for 1501 (GW 0-6-0PT) for […]

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