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35028 Guildford Circular 21st January 2011

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Brunel, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. osprey

    osprey Resident of Nat Pres

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    Fascinating, did,nt know these existed as well. Is there any method/system of detecting cracked wheels these days...........memories of the old wheel tappers that used to frequent stations...
     
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    We get a daily e-mail from Network Rail for any activations of the wheelchex equipment at Queenstown Road - helps us plan work for the lathe. Vary rare for one this bad though. The offending coach should be on the back of a lorry heading for Wimbledon lathe as we speak.
     
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    Is it an underfloor lathe? Which manufacturer?
     
  4. Dan Hamblin

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    D'oh! WheelChex - now I remember the proper name for the kit used by NR!!

    Could do with something similar on the Underground.

    Regards,

    Dan
     
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    Indeed it is, just overtook it on the A3 but was parked up at Cobham. Only caught a sideways glance but name seemed no be "LUN-"
     
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    Either IONE or LUCILLE I guess, I will have another look at my video
     
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    It was definitely 4 letters so I'll go with IONE, cheers for confirming it for me.
     
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    Most likely is, I had another run through my video footage for the day before and it did seem to be IONE making the racket on the rails.
     
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    It is an underfloor lathe made by Hegenscheidt. It's pretty old now though, but we used it to turn 35028 & support coach last February and her support coach again last November.

    It's definately Ione we've got here.
     
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    Now on the road to recovery Steve. Thanks for that.
     
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    Yes it definately is IONE iv'e just checked my footage in the snow 21.12.2010 close up at Wandsworth Town.

    Mike M. ( 70c )
     

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