Update 22nd April 2014 By Ian.
D1010 – Neil, Martin F and Leroy have been completing the installation of the replacement exhausters and
compressor in the former boiler room.
Hopefully the units will be tested in the next couple of weeks.
D7017 – The loco was started on Saturday and Bob C did some checks and adjustments.
D7018 – Unfortunately there are still a couple of minor water leaks on the cooler group that need to be
stemmed before the group is installed in the loco.
However Bob C is making good progress with the new engine.
D821 – The DTG team have now largely completed the engine repairs and attention has turned to some
minor repairs to bodywork corrosion.
D9518 – Dave H is making good progress with his refurbishment of the cooler group.
D9526 – Repainting continues in the Goods Shed so as it will look smart during its planned visit to the
14s@50 event at the ELR in July. See the following link for more information
D6566 – The gauges have been removed from the fuel tank and will be sent to the original manufacturer,
Bayham, for refurbishment in due course.
Dave L has put a final top coat of Rail Grey on the rocker covers, previous coats having been applied by
young Thomas, and has also given the inlet manifold sections a layer of grey undercoat.
D6575 – Following a challenging couple of weeks when a defective water pump shaft seal and traction
current ammeter had to be changed, and Cameron assisted in clearing a blocked throttle in the coolant
system, things were a bit less hectic this weekend!
The engine control system was checked for correct operation including the Speed Control Piston inside the
All was deemed satisfactory following minor adjustments to the drivers power control valves to even out the
response from each cab.
On Sunday Brad assisted with fitting all four sun visors.
A long outstanding activity and somewhat ironic in view of the weather outside!