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  Topic: GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First
John Chitham

Replies: 3
Views: 843

PostForum: Rolling Stock   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:24 pm   Subject: GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First
Some more dismantling work has taken place on the most rotten side. The roof is supported by acro-props and also tied to the building structure.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4649/39410771974_12beb ...
  Topic: GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First
John Chitham

Replies: 3
Views: 843

PostForum: Rolling Stock   Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:09 pm   Subject: GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4634/24304876227_aabce7b9b3.jpg

The Kitchen End has now been removed, since the end joist across the gangway was rotten and so was some of the vertical members. This ...
  Topic: GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First
John Chitham

Replies: 3
Views: 843

PostForum: Rolling Stock   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:35 pm   Subject: GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First
9615 entered the Bewdley Painshop 10/10/17 after patiently waiting for its overhaul since its withdrawal (2005?). When it was withdrawn it needed some repairs. 12 years later and it has deteriorated b ...
  Topic: Carriage batteries
John Chitham

Replies: 7
Views: 3470

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:50 pm   Subject: Carriage batteries
The Mk1s are fitted with slow speed charging circuits which allow the batteries to be charged from about 12mph. No suitable equivalent circuit exists for the LNER or GWR coaches. Details of the circui ...
  Topic: BR Mk1 Coaches Tumblehome
John Chitham

Replies: 4
Views: 2152

PostForum: Rolling Stock   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:13 pm   Subject: BR Mk1 Coaches Tumblehome
The exact dimension is 28 feet 1 7/8 inches. This can be seen on the profile drawing SC-ES-532.
  Topic: Any experts on 12v dynamos and regulators here?
John Chitham

Replies: 13
Views: 8030

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:34 pm   Subject: Any experts on 12v dynamos and regulators here?
pickthsj,

I read somewhere on the NET that the cut-out should be set at 13.5V and the regulator set at about 14.5-15.0V. What would be your preferred values? (I am thinking that 12.5V is going to b ...
  Topic: Any experts on 12v dynamos and regulators here?
John Chitham

Replies: 13
Views: 8030

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:17 pm   Subject: Any experts on 12v dynamos and regulators here?
Graham,

I am not a dynamo expert but I think that when you are operating the dynamo on a small load and the charging fluctuations occur you have reached the maximum speed of the dynamo. The faster ...
  Topic: BR GANE 'A' DB 996730
John Chitham

Replies: 3
Views: 2386

PostForum: Rolling Stock   Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:38 pm   Subject: BR GANE 'A' DB 996730
It's out of the Paint Shop now. It was shunted out on the 6th. (By the goods shed). It looks in "mint" conditon (I don't mean it's got holes in it) for now, but I don't know how long it will ...
  Topic: BR GANE 'A' DB 996730
John Chitham

Replies: 3
Views: 2386

PostForum: Rolling Stock   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:52 pm   Subject: BR GANE 'A' DB 996730
The GANE A DB 996730 (sleeper/rail bogie wagon) entered the Bewdley paint shop following the departure of LNER coach 30/01/14 for the final phase of work.

This job, contracted by the P-Way Departme ...
  Topic: GWR Excursion Brake Third 650
John Chitham

Replies: 153
Views: 59134

PostForum: Rolling Stock   Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:16 pm   Subject: GWR Excursion Brake Third 650
Don't be foolled by the lack of updates to the website. This restoration is moving at a great pace. I had a poke arround on Saturday and there is some really good work going on. Many congratulations t ...
  Topic: SVR HQ Move to Kidder
John Chitham

Replies: 7
Views: 3091

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:02 pm   Subject: SVR HQ Move to Kidder
What do people think about the proposed move of Bewdley HQ to Kidderminster (off the Railway)? I understand that the Railway is going to have to invest over 100k in these offices to make them viable ...
  Topic: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards
John Chitham

Replies: 1011
Views: 304209

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:03 pm   Subject: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards
I've already made my support for the Plan B approach clear on this thread, and that my wallet will remain closed until we see a major rethink/pause for thought about the current approach.



I am ...
  Topic: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards
John Chitham

Replies: 1011
Views: 304209

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:18 pm   Subject: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards
I am voting for Plan B. I am pleased to see there are some sensible and talented brains out there who have put forward a logical and justified proposal, which I suspect has been done at a fraction of ...
  Topic: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards
John Chitham

Replies: 1011
Views: 304209

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:02 am   Subject: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards
Unfortunately because of its distance - both horizontally & vertically in particular - from the station this property offers little beyond rather remote overspill car parking, storage and at a pin ...
  Topic: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards
John Chitham

Replies: 1011
Views: 304209

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:43 am   Subject: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards
This looks like a fantatic opertunity. If purchasing this land was the subject of the share issue I'd be sending a cheque in straight away. The style of the buildings would definitely appeal to the mo ...
 
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