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GWR Excursion Brake Third 650
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:45 pm    Post subject: 650 Reply with quote

New update posted today http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/whats_new.html

Mick Haynes

Note it is now in Platform 2
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:46 pm    Post subject: 650 April Report Reply with quote

Dear all,

A further update on progress has been posted to the site to show progress on 650.

It should enter Bewdley paintshop within two weeks.

see http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/whats_new.html
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: 6450 now in paintshop Reply with quote

650 entered the paintshop at Bewdley last Wednesday.

It is receiving a full external repaint and its new gutters.

An update has been posted on or site.

Visit http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/whats_new.html to see more progress.
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A progress report on the external painting of 650 has been posted on our web site.

See http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/whats_new.html
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A further update on the progress in painting has just been posted to the GW (SVR) A site see as usual

http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/650_restoration.html
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a further update has been posted.there will be another shortly as it is now in finishing.Re
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a further update posted today showing 650 in finishing coat. Just a few more jobs to do before it goes to Kidderminster to go on it's bogies and receive it's vacuum cylinders and dynamo.

There is be a special on October 11th to launch it into traffic and to celebrate 100 years of 3930.
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a further update posted today including so of the finished exterior.

You will also find details of the special train on the 11th October to launch 650 into service and celebrate the centenary of toplight 3930.

See
http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/650_restoration.html
and
http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/pdfs/5036X9_650SpecialTrain_4F.pdf
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KJEvans



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing 650 outside at Bewdley today, I must say how beautiful it is looking inside and outside. Top notch work by all.
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a further update showing the finished bodywork before moving to Kidderminster.

http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/650_restoration.html
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

650 is now in Kidderminster Shed waiting for space in Kidderminster works.

The overhauled vacuum cylinders and dynamo as waiting as are its bogies.

There is still space on the relaunch special

see http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/650_restoration.html
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

650 is now in the Carriage Works at Kidderminster.

It's steam heat is being tested and next week the overhauled vacuum cylinders and the dynamo will be fitted.

I will post photos on our site next week.

Mick
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haynes_m



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steam heat now complete, batteries installed and vacuum progressing well.

See update on our site:

http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/650_restoration.html
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vacuum completed and brake cylinders in place. Dynamo in place and wiring in progress. Now for bogie swop and setting of buffer heights etc

See update on

http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/650_restoration.html
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

new bogies now under the coach and brakes adjusted. Final touching up of the under frame paintwork under way
see

http://www.gw-svr-a.org.uk/650_restoration.html
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