Working weekend 1-2nd February

A small team of lads, Spud, Mick, Slewey and Dessie, got on with the jobs that hadn't been completed at the previous working weekend.

The painted bunker

The black paint was put on the bunker and red applied to the buffer beams and the reverser.

The freshly painted buffer beam

Spud attacked the eccentrics with a cleaner disc, to remove all the surface rust and they are now ready for some paint.

Cleaning up the eccentrics

It's good to see the end in sight and know that 5199 should be back in steam very soon. From coming out of traffic in 2012 and going back into traffic this year will be less than 2 years, which is a pretty fast turnaround, given all the work that was needed on the boiler.

A big thank you to everyone.

Richard Pumphrey, Chairman.


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