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Kidderminster Carriage Works update
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Derby4



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting walk-round today during the "behind the scenes" day. Noted the finish date for one of the LNER coaches as "21/9". Required for a nine-coach LNER set for Scotsman etc in September.

Thanks to the Gent who took time to show me round and chat. Appreciated.
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both 52255 and 24506 are nearing completion although 52255 will be bogie attention after 24506.

25346 is currently receiving attention to the south end connection.
4550 will receive paintwork attention next.

Mick
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

52255 and 24506 are complete.
4550 has replaced 52255 in the paint shop and is receiving repairs in particular to one of the toilet floors and to doors.
9369 has entered the mechanical side for a bogie overhaul.
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick update.

Whilst 9369 is waiting for its new toilet chutes, 52255 has re-entered the shop to have its steam heat drain pipes moved to give extra clearance. 9369's bogies are almost complete.
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

52255 is back in service, 9369 has been withdrawn due to needing work on the Guard's and other doors and the toilet floor. 43612 has entered for attention to body height.

Work on 4550 continues.
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

43612 is back in service. 9055 is receiving attention to its vacuum cylinders and then 7284 will have a scheduled bogie overhaul
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7284 is partly through its bogie overhaul but has been temporarily put aside whist the wheelsets have been changed on the south end bogie of 149.

There were signs of oil between the wheel and its journal so the set has been changed to be sure there is now slippage.

This is now complete so work will continue on 7284.
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

149 is now back in traffic - it needed additional work to cure a steam leak.

7284 is nearing completion and it has required a little work to avoid steam entering the compartments from the stem outlets under the floor.

4550 is making good progress with much of the toilet wall now back in place.

At Bewdley 6562 interior is progressing with attention to the graining and toilet interiors despite the cold weather. 9654 is inside the shed to be finished off.
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new update.

4550 is now being lined and lettered. It will then need final varnishing and buffer heights checked before it can re-enter service. It ended up as a major repair.

24105 is being prepared to replace it.

In the mechanical side 2701 is receiving attention to steam leaks and 1853 has entered for its lift and regular bogie checks and overhaul.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the mechanical side 1853 has been in for a check and is now back out with only a few jobs needed. 4550 has replaced it for attention to the toilet chute following the major repair to the toilt frame.

24105 is in the paint shop and is receiving new seats as well as body panel attention and a replacement roof canvass
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4550 is now finished and 1856 has entered for attention to its horn guides where the build up of rust has made then tighter than is best.
16169 has moved to outside the works for welding repairs to its ends.
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