September 2021

During August, we took receipt of 4 overhauled MV137 traction motors from Bowers Electrical Ltd, which have been put directly in to dry store until we are ready to rebuild the bogies. There are still some items outstanding, linkages and plain bearings being the main ones. Thanks to the ELR staff and the 45135 volunteers for their help.

Axle number 4 is now on the lathe and as this goes to press its time on the lathe should have been completed and its gearwheel polished up too. We do have to renew one of the axle box roller bearings as it failed inspection, we have that new bearing in store and we will be fitting in in due course.

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If you are interested in helping out please contact Rob Mason


Above : 4 freshly overhauled traction motors being unloaded inside Baron Street Works. © C15PS
Above : Another gearwheel polished. © C15PS
Above : The fourth axle is now on the lathe. © C15PS
Above : Battery box #1 now in black primer. © C15PS


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