We are pleased to announce our Sales stand dates for 2016.
Throughout 2016 we will be operating a number of small sales stands with a full sales stand for the Steam gala events. The stands will be located on the concourse of the Severn Valley Railways Kidderminster Town station, selling a variety of goods donated by members and supporters to raise money for 42968 and keep the fund running. We look forward to seeing you at our stand.
Dates for your diary:
Saturday 5th March – Small stand
Friday 18th March
Saturday 19th March – Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala – Full stand over all 3 days.
Sunday 20th March
Saturday 2nd April – Small stand
Sunday 17th April – Members and Shareholders Day – Small stand
Saturday 30th April – Small stand
Saturday 7th May – Small stand
Sunday 15th May – Small stand
Saturday 4th June – Small stand
Saturday 16th July – SVR Peep behind the scenes day – Small stand
Saturday 6th August – Small stand
Saturday 13th August – Small stand
Saturday 20th August – Small stand
Sunday 4th September – SVR on the Buses event – Small stand
Saturday 17th September – Small stand
Saturday 8th October – Small stand
A photo round up of work carried out by the SMF working party on
Replacement angle for LH running plate welded in place
Cleaning up one of the running plate supports that fit on the cylinders
Scraping off dirt from one of the running plates that fit over the cylinders
The two repaired running plate supports before painting
Images: Robin Spain
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 bolted on to the Left Hand. Once all the new sections have been made, all will be welded on.
Images: Jim Norman
Pictures showing progress on 42968 by the volunteer
In the 3rd picture you can see the angle iron which
Images: Jim Norman
On the 13th, 14th and 15th of October the SMF ran its annual driving and
We were blessed with good weather throughout and the smiles on the
Special thanks go to the crews for their enthusiasm and skill, all the helpers
Images: Lynne & John Tidmarsh
Cleaning and painting work continues, but another job has been tackled and is almost complete: the removal of the copper lubrication pipework and its annealing. Copper work hardens in service due to vibrations when running; annealing softens it again and avoids fatigue cracking in the future.
Photo 1 shows one of the freshly annealled pipes, that to the LH cylinder piston rod gland, annealed and refitted.
Photos 2 and 3 show the pipes annealed but awaiting refitment, all labeled up to be returned to their correct location. Also seen is the vacuum and steam heat pipes, removed to allow a clear area below the front buffer beam for lifting when the engine goes on to the jacks
Photos 4 and 5 show that painting work within the frames continues, with flatting down prior to the first coat of primer
Photos 6 and 7 show the water delivery pipes below running plate level freed from their brackets to allow cleaning and painting of structure behind them, but suspended by ropes in position before complete removal. Those on the LH side will need to to wait for complete removal until the engine is taken outside. The pipe need to be twisted around, but the engine is too close to the wall to allow this. The rear section of the vacuum pipe, already free of all mountings, will be completely removed at the same time.
Photos: Jim Norman