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Graham



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following a midweek shunt at Bewdley, GWR Conflat 39860 is now in the yard for better access.
We'll be replacing the curb rails as they are rusted through in places, so we started today by cutting the old ones off.







It's a bit of an obscure question, but if anyone has a detailed photo of the correct GWR lashing points, could they let us know please?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:

It's a bit of an obscure question, but if anyone has a detailed photo of the correct GWR lashing points, could they let us know please?

Depending on how detailed you need, have you seen the picture of H7 Conflat 39326 in A History of GWR Goods Wagons Volume 2 (Atkins, Beard etc)? It's a half page photo showing the whole wagon with a GWR container chained on it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't suppose an original GWR container is available anywhere to go on the Conflat, to illustrate how the railways tried to partially modernise to meet road competition within the constraints of the fixed wheelbase wagon. This would make a unique exhibit.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:22 pm    Post subject: GWR Container Reply with quote

Regrettably it was a genuine GWR container that was burnt out on the Conflat last year.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The burnt out container was not GWR as far as the Fund is aware.

May be a genuine one can be magikked together at a railway some where near you.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:37 pm    Post subject: Conflat container Reply with quote

In fact the container on the conflat was never owned by the 813 fund - see my earlier post - it belonged to SVR Wolverhampton branch and as far as we were aware, it was GWR in origin.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reassembly has started on 55577 inside the goods shed.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One side replanked and ducket fitted.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A tin of red paint arrived this week, so we should have the sand box refitted soon.

That's three of the chain pocket lids for 39860 propped up against the bench behind. The pallet was saved from the firewood pile as it's hardwood, so it will probably end up being made in to part of a brake van at some point.




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandbox painted and fitted and verandah floor boards in place, showing there's more involved than just cutting them to length.
A lot of work has been done underneath, out of sight, with the sanding gear being refitted, along with the large safety frame that is designed to catch any part of the brake gear that might work loose.




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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One end more or less complete. We've left the doors off for now to create more working space as they don't open fully flat to the veranda end.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

General view of progress.
Roof canvas has been stripped off.
Missing planks have all been cut and undercoated ready to fit.
Missing floor boards have been cut to length,
Missing bottom planks, door posts and veranda end timbers are being made.
Missing doors have been repaired and are ready to fit.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleaning and painting underneath. (That's an LED work light, not a welding arc).
This also shows the large cage that's intended to catch any part of the brake gear that might drop off. The sandbox couldn't be removed with its sanding pipes on, and the sanding pipes couldn't be removed with the cage on.
It's even harder to manoeuvre than it looks in the photo, so as the second sand box is in better condition, we are leaving it all on and painting everything in situ.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These were the bolts holding the hand brake pedestal on.
You can see the depth of the solebar in the photo above. These bolts went right through that depth, plus the floor boards and the pedestal itself.
We'll be making new ones.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Wagon Department now has a web site and a Facebook page which is visible to anyone.

https://svrwagons.wixsite.com/svrwagons

https://www.facebook.com/svrwagons/

They're both a bit short on content at the moment. I'm gradually adding photos and text and I'll try to get a few other people involved as contributors as well.
With them both being public, it makes it easier to share the photos on other sites, so I'll try to keep this forum and Nat Pres more frequently updated now.
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