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Class 50 50035 Ark Royal (50135)
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Housey_D444



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:42 am    Post subject: Class 50 50035 Ark Royal (50135) Reply with quote

50135 will make its first run since overhaul and new paint job on 18th July 2009.

This will cover D444's turn after suffering with a split air pipe below the brake frame at a point where the pipe passes through the loco floor. It had corroded from the inside making the problem impossible to spot until it became a hole.
This occurred at Hampton Loade and once the pipe split, there was no feed to the 'feed cut off valve' and so the brake pipe couldn't be created.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooh, so that's what I've got!!! Wahoo!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Owing to the number of small problems that still exist with 50135 following the working weekend. The deput of 50135 will now not take place until later this summer.

D444's air pipe fault has been fixed so the class 50 turn on 18th July 2009 will now be undertaken by Exeter. Subject to the usual caveats of course.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The C50A’s 50 135 “Ark Royal” was moved by road from the ELR down to Cardiff Canton 12/7/11 for lifting and repairs following its wheelset and traction motor problems at the recent ELR Diesel Gala.

http://presnews.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/news-120711/

50 135 travels through Cardiff City Center on route to Canton 12/07/11 - Photo Andy Ralph



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ark Royal was transfered accross from the brick sidings opposite Cardiff Canton depot to the works last night.

Photos of the rail move are available here: http://dean20304.weebly.com/heritage-action-in-cardiff.html

Our thanks must go to all involved in this sucessful and relatively short notice movement, including: The East Lancs Railway, Allelys, GBRF, Network Rail, Pullman Rail, and our volunteers.

We can now start work on getting to the bottom of the fault and replacing the damaged components.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

railways illustrated‏ Twitter @railwaysillus

https://twitter.com/#!/railwaysillus

SVR diesel running news: 37906 will not work on May 5 and 50044 will cover its turn. 50035 will be in use on May 7 on the rostered 50 turn

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

50035 / 44 / 49 all in action at the SVR on 25 April 2012 on various duties – Photos by Jonathan Dunster

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

" Ark Royal" seen today arriving at Kidderminster with the Royal Mail "Santa" coaches and Syphons (?) presumably for storage until the next festive season.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dropped two tanks from Arley at Highley, took the coaches to Kidder, came back with Brake Van/Breakdown Coach to drop at Highley, and took the Bridgnorth set to Kidder for maintenance over the Winter closure. A busy day!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen arriving at Kidder this afternoon, full sun behind the train!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jonathan Dunster‏@gus50035

50035 working empty coaches from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth yesterday. in readiness for the 2013 operating season. pic.twitter.com/ovtV2Ndy


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Twitter - unconfirmed:

Jason Jennings‏@JasonJennings12 1:17 PM - 28 Jun 13
Bad luck as 50135 suffers a generator flashover approaching Bewdley. Looking at a expensive repair bill. #50135

https://twitter.com/JasonJennings12/status/350588695826538496/photo/1

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Thunderbirds are go! 20059 rescues a failed 50035 at Bewdley....28/6/13

https://www.facebook.com/facebook#!/photo.php?fbid=528876627166710&set=gm.663394413675572&type=1&theater
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Appears to be some bad news.

I'm pleased I chose to go to Highley on Wednesday instead of today. Couple of video shots of it at Highley:

http://www.sharpos-world.co.uk/blog/?page_id=4061

Seen reversing out of sidings to form 14.05 to Bridgnorth on Wednesday

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is a generator flashover please ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A generator flashover is more or less what it says on the tin. A DC generator has a drum on the rotor known as the commutator with copper contact material divided up into many segments paralel to the axis of the shaft. Carbon contacts called brushes are in spring loaded contact with the commutator and transfer the generated power from the spinning rotor. Being DC some contacts are negative some positive. Insulation seperates the comutator segments from each other and the brush holders from the generator frame and each other.

A flshover occurs when the insulation breaks down and positive contacts arc across to negative contacts. This can occur due to the build up of carbln dust from the brushes or other conducting contaminants. The flashover is self distructive and the heat generated can melt copper. A mild flashover can sometimes be cleaned up, more serious flashovers can be very distructive and hence give rise to a large bill.

DC Motors can also flashover in a similar manner.
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