25 June 2011
There were five people in total on Saturday, three would spend the day working on D9531 and one – Jason - would spend the day paint the engine block on the class 15 as the exhaust on one side is due to be refitted imminently. So this left Adam to work on the ‘Object’ for the day.
There has been one job that has been waiting to be completed for a while and so Adam decided that this was the day to complete it. There is a thin channel that runs down between the back of the main electrical conduit and the wall in the boiler end. Over the years probably from construction days this channel has filled up with oil, muck and rust. And as Adam found out there was over an inch of oily muck in places. First part of the job for Adam was to scrape as much of the muck to loosen it at the generator end of the boiler room (the channel is split into two by the water filler) and then using a Hoover remove the muck from the channel. This was very awkward in places as there are pipes running down this channel. After a good hour or so the worst of it was removed and at this stage Adam applied a lot of engine degreaser into the channel and onto the pipes that run through the channel.
The next working weekend is July 23/24. If you wish to lend a hand please contact Chris Tatton
|Above : Oily muck in the channe. © C15PS|
|Above : After some degreaser had been applied. © C15PS|
|Above : The painted conduit refitted. The two other pipes need to be painted the same colour. © C15PS|
|Above : The cooker that kept 'attacking' Adam's head. © C15PS|
|Above : An indication how wide the channel was in places. © C15PS|
|Above : Just a final bit of cleaning then this will be ready for some paint. © C15PS|
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