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GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First

 
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John Chitham



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First Reply with quote

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 When it was withdrawn it needed some repairs. 12 years later and it has deteriorated badly. The gutters have given way and the rot has set in. It has now been under cover for over a month and yet parts are still damp. It is not only a unique coach, but it is integral to the SVR history, having served in the Limited Set for many years, earning useful revenue for the railway. I look forward to its return to passenger service.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First Reply with quote

John Chitham wrote:
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 When it was withdrawn it needed some repairs. 12 years later and it has deteriorated badly. The gutters have given way and the rot has set in. It has now been under cover for over a month and yet parts are still damp. It is not only a unique coach, but it is integral to the SVR history, having served in the Limited Set for many years, earning useful revenue for the railway. I look forward to its return to passenger service.
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John Chitham



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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 end was previously damaged in a shunting accident with the gangway being ripped off, so it was a bit of a jigsaw of parts anyway. The photo shows the new replacement end joist resting on the buffers. (A doorframe shown in the foreground, was panelled over during the 1940's GWR refurbishment).

The opportunity has been taken to de-rust and paint the underframe in this area.

Other work has seen the removal of both roof tanks. These are stainless and with a bit of repair can be reused.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.


Drawings are being prepared to enable the main components (cant rail, bottom stringer, vertical ribs, door posts, waist rail, window rail and bodyrail) to be manufactured.

Meanwhile progress can be seen at the No.1 End (Kitchen) where the new end is being assembled.

The Dynamo and Regulator has now been removed and sent to Kidder for overhaul. This is an S10 Dynamo which has a greater capacity (and is heavier) than a standard GWR coach.

The remaining galvanised external panelling is to be removed and will be used as templates for the new panels. This will enable further structural assessment of the body structure.

While the overhaul of the exterior of the carriage is defined, the interior arrangement has not be clarified. (I am hoping it will look very similar to its previously restored state).
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