SVR-Online Forum Forum Index SVR-Online Forum
The forum is run on a voluntary basis for members, volunteers and SVR enthusiasts.
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Bewdley Wagon Repairs
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    SVR-Online Forum Forum Index -> Rolling Stock
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 739
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:25 pm    Post subject: Bewdley Wagon Repairs Reply with quote

With all the recent talk of web sites and blogs not being updated, it was becoming ever more apparent that we haven't even got one to update.
Current projects are two GWR vans;
58725 is an Iron Mink, later converted to an Improvised Gunpowder Van, then reconverted back. It is being restored as an Improvised Gunpowder Van.
65620 is a plywood bodied Vanfit

This is a photo from a few weeks ago.



Since then, 58725 has had a new door lintel made and fitted and the door refitted.
All those sheets of ply have been cut, primered, undercoated and fitted to 65620, which only came in for a quick repaint. Confused

We're lucky to have the goods shed as a workshop, although we have to work around the limitations of having a platform one side and a wall the other. Both of these have had one side of the body painted and signwritten by standing on the platform, and the opposite side of the underframe painted by sitting in the gap between the wagon and the wall.
They then went to Kidderminster to be turned on the turntable so that they can now have the opposite top and bottom halves done.
_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
hearn_p



Joined: 15 Nov 2003
Posts: 5560
Location: University of Worcester

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff, thanks.

I get web round up material mainly from Olly's SVR Wagons 2015 blog on National Preservation.

Patrick
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 739
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd seen Olly's updates on there, I'm not sure why he doesn't post them here as well.
We had the door open on the Saturday of the gala, so visitors could see inside the goods shed. Both wagons have now had top coat applied to both sides and one end of the body and one side of the underframe. One side has been signwritten. The plywood van still needs at least one more coat of paint on the roof as well.

A couple of pictures showing the space available opposite the platform for painting the underframes.




_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
hearn_p



Joined: 15 Nov 2003
Posts: 5560
Location: University of Worcester

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Graham if I am stealing your thunder - say, and I will remove it

Graham Phillips‎
Unofficial Severn Valley Railway Facebook group
16 mins

It was a nice sunny day today, so we made a start on stripping the old planks off 102691 outside.
Not surprisingly, most of the rusty coach bolts through rotten wood just spun in the holes. We drilled the wood away from around them to allow the heads to be held with mole grips.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206487891897588&set=pcb.10152906266016989&type=1&theater

Photos of nearly complete 65620 and 58725

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206487871737084&set=pcb.10152906256381989&type=1&theater
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 739
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The signwriting is partly done on those two now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2360466988/permalink/10152906256381989/

We've made a start on 102691 outside.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2360466988/permalink/10152906266016989/

Edit to add;
You're pretty quick on these web updates aren't you. You beat me to it by 4 minutes. Very Happy
_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
hearn_p



Joined: 15 Nov 2003
Posts: 5560
Location: University of Worcester

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm (a) keeping on top of Taw Valley posts and tweets, there's a lot of interest, and (b) procrastinating over an essay I need to get in for Monday, and exam revision. The procrastination is coming along nicely. Trust me, wagon pictures are more fun!

Cheers

Patrick

P.S. You'll find your FB posts also on the official SVR page Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 739
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress on 102691, all the planks and floor boards have now been removed.



Some unusual views of the running gear.







Manufacturer's names on parts.

Macco, Ashbury Works on the wheel spokes.



Harts Hill Iron Co Ltd on the chassis.


_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nick813



Joined: 01 Jan 2010
Posts: 87
Location: poole dorset

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:14 am    Post subject: 813 fund wagons Reply with quote

Hello,

Please help the Fund continue to overhaul the large number of GW wagons,we own, residing on the SVR.


The sales stand can be found at Kidderminster station (SVR) most weekends. Lots of books, DVDs and other such goodies for your delight!

We still require over 25000.00 plus to cover the extra costs involved in the Locomotive's overhaul. With luck the coupling rods should be delivered by the end of this month. Then completion of 813 will commence.



many thanks

Nick

GWR 813 Fund
_________________
nick813
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 739
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm experimenting with a new approach to fund raising. Very Happy
If anyone wants some cheap railwayana, I've put a few bits on eBay, all with a starting bid of 1.



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111716033554
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111716036937
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111716038492
_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 739
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These two are completed and out of the goods shed now.




_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Buffer



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 681
Location: Leamington Spa

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
These two are completed and out of the goods shed now.





Should be useful on November 5th. Excellent!
_________________
Buffer
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 739
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's about time we had an update here.
102691 is looking like a goods wagon again.
With the sides and ends more or less completed last week, we tackled the doors today.

First step was to bolt a temporary top plank in to place to keep the hinges in line as we worked from the bottom upwards fitting the proper planks..





The (almost) finished door. This picture also shows the thin wedges we have fitted under the end stanchions. It looks like it's had a few heavy shunts in its life and they all lean outwards. We decided it was better to pack the gap between timber and steel, rather than force one to meet the other.


_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Peter Share



Joined: 30 Jul 2012
Posts: 311
Location: W'hampton

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:45 am    Post subject: Conflat Reply with quote

It's good to see the conflat under repair at Bewdley. The container that was on it - burnt out last year - was used by SVR Wolverhampton branch when converting 80776. When that was finished the container was put onto it using the Western Funds iron fairy. (That was when I put my foot through the floor of the conflat) It was then used as a store at Arley for their Christmas lights and decorations until moved down to Bewdley.

Peter
_________________
Steam is steam, whether black, blue, red or green !!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 739
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the top capping is on and some of the sheet rail supports parts.
Most of the nuts and bolt tails have been primered.


_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Graham



Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 739
Location: The banks of the River Severn as it meanders through the sun dappled leafy glades of Worcestershire

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sheet rail is on.


_________________
Graham Phillips
Acting deputy assistant junior under minion, Bewdley Wagon Department.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    SVR-Online Forum Forum Index -> Rolling Stock All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 1 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group