Update from Sat 15th and Sun 16th September. News and photos from Terry Deacon & Ian Robins.
Also with pictures from Peter Nicholson, Glyn Warren and Joshua Brinsford.


D9518 update from Terry

The frames and wheels from 9518 have moved to the WSRA Tarmac shed for work to be carried out.
Simon was busy removing drive rods and noting corresponding allocation numbers of rods and holding nuts.
Whilst I drilled holes through the buffer beams to allow for the fitting of additional air piping connections in the
future.
The next step will be to lift the chassis off it's wheels.

Class 33 Update from Ian.

D6566 – On Saturday, I changed the remaining six solid construction injector leak-off pipes for flexible hoses.
This is a modification introduced on many Class 47s and is believed to reduce the risk of fuel dilution in the oil
caused by cracking of the solid pipes.
In fact the old pipe removed from No.7 position was found to be cracked.
On Sunday the loco worked the 11:15 ex BL and 15:15 ex MD return, 1940s style!

D9518 -  The frames are now resident in the Swindon Shed and on Saturday Simon and gang removed the
side rods in preparation for the wheelsets to be removed for tyre turning.
The Cab is still in the Goods Shed and on Sunday Dave was busy fitting the new cab floor insulation pockets.

Photos.

We have had a bumper week of photos from various sources. Thank you very much. Captions below.


First photos below from Ian.
Next batch from Terry showing work on D9518.
Next batch from Peter Nicholson from Sat 15th.

13.15 from Minehead approaching Blue Anchor station.


15.15 from Bishops Lydeard approaching Washford station.


With S160 No. 6046 at Minehead, following arrival with 15.15
from Bishops Lydeard.


Departing Minehead with 17.15.
Two photos from Joshua Brinsford from Sat 15th
Some photos below from Sat and Sun from Glyn Warren.

7017 light engine approaching Woolston Bank on outrun from
Williton - 09.27 15 Sep 2018

7017 light engine on Woolston Bank on outrun from Williton - 09.27
15 Sep 2018

7017 light engine approaching Woolston Bridge - 09.27 15 Sep 2018

7017 on 11.15 ex Bishops Lydeard at Woolston Moor - 11.49 15 Sep 2018

7017 on 11.15 ex Bishops Lydeard awaiting departure from Blue
Anchor - 12.45 15 Sep 2018

7017 on 11.15 ex Bishops Lydeard departing over level crossing at
Blue Anchor - 12.46 15 Sep 2018

7017 on 13.15 ex Minehead service at Railway Cottage Woolston -
14.19 15 Sep 2018

7017 on 15.15 ex Bishops Lydeard accelerating downgrade from
Crowcombe Heathfield - 15.43 15 Sep 2018

7017 on 15.15 ex Bishops Lydeard approaching Waterdene Crossing,
Crowcombe Heathfield - 15.43 15 Sep 2018

7017 on 15.15 ex Bishops Lydeard approaching Waterdene Crossing,
Crowcombe Heathfield - 15.43 15 Sep 2018

6566 on 11.15 ex Bishops Lydeard approaching Woolston Bridge -
11.47 16 Sep 2018

6566 on 11.15 ex Bishops Lydeard approaching Woolston Bridge -
11.47 16 Sep 2018

6566 on 15.15 ex Minehead climbing Woolston Bank - 16.24 16 Sep 2018

6566 light engine returning to Williton at Woolston Moor - 17.56
16 Sep 2018