18 & 19 March 2006
Saturday 18th. In total 8 working members attended today
The aim for today was to get No 1 nose end stripped out
of all internal components for renovation/replacement.
After moving the sheet back towards the cab on D8233 the first job of the day
was to take reference pictures inside No 1 nose end and the cooler group areas.
In the cooler group, the radiator elements were removed for storage, these will be flushed out
pressure tested, and steam cleaned at later date ready for refitting.
The oil filter housing's and pipework to and from them was also removed.
In the coach, the engine room doors that had been previously removed were moved out of the way
to make room for all the parts coming into the coach, A bench was constructed to mount the small bench grinder onto
and some more dexion racking erected.
Sunday 19th. In total 5 working members attended. Today we carried on where we left off, the headcode discs, catches, and marker lamp units were removed from No 1 nose end and in the cooler group the drive shaft to the fan gearbox was removed along with the gearbox itself and the shaft to the cooling fan. We could then get access to part of the Traction motor blower ducting this was unbolted and removed.
All in all a great w/e's work
we achieved more than I hoped for. Our next working w/e is on April 8th & 9th
Photos of the work are below
|Above : Removing the headcode discs and marker lights © C15PS
|Above : Removed radiator elements © C15PS
Above : The fan compartment © C15PS
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