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Ivatt Diesel Re-creation Society

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by MellishR, Feb 7, 2015.

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    PROGRESS REPORT: a lengthy statement by our Chairman Mark Walker:

    Last night we held our first management group telephone conference. Getting everyone in one place for a meeting is very difficult, but the application of a little technology got almost everyone together at the same time.

    Although there is much going on, I hope you will all understand that we cant always shout about things as they happen, either because we aren't 100% sure something will happen, or because the person we are talking to doesn't want us to, or because we aren't sure which particular route we will take on a specific item. We will tell you as much as we can as soon as we can. For the time being, what we can say is:

    We are working with a specialist brake company, who have said that while our original plan to use the 58 braking system is viable, certification of the design would be easier and cheaper if we rebuild the original EM2 bogie braking system. The issue here is missing/life expired parts, but we are looking at the options. We have also had it confirmed that it is possible to create a dual brake system using the existing brake frame with the addition of a combination of class 56 and 37 parts, and we have received an offer to design the full system.

    We have made a fantastic contact at an electrical company with lots of rail industry experience. We now know roughly what the range of costs will be to refurbish the existing alternator and traction motors, from a basic overhaul to a full rewind and armature rebuild. We have had it confirmed that it is possible to rework components from the class 56 electrical cubicle to replace the missing items in 58022, and a contact who is able to do so.

    We will hopefully soon be receiving a considerable amount of technical information about the original EM2 bogies and the class 58 chassis. We already have a full set of drawings for the EM2 bogies, but the additional information will be very useful.

    Speaking to the contacts above has led us to another contact with considerable experience in loco chassis design, who will be a great help. We have drawings of the existing chassis and our proposed design for the 10000 chassis, and we now have the expertise available to get us from one to the other, and produce a chassis that will be safe and certified.

    A technical document is being produced to complement the existing business plan, detailing precisely how the different parts of the loco will be constructed.

    So, there is lots going on, and all good. Its all exciting stuff, and as soon as each aspect of the build is confirmed, we will let you know.

    We have had several excellent positive comments over the last 24 hours. People who were waiting to see if we were 'really going to do it' before making a donation or becoming a member, who are now convinced its going to happen and have donated. Are you a believer? If you are, you know what to do..... www.lms10000.co.uk/donate

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  2. The Green Howards

    The Green Howards Part of the furniture Friend

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    This is all just amazing stuff, really.

    From a project that seemed for so long to be moribund to one that is coming along in leaps and bounds that will soon - hopefully - be able to right one of the major wrongs of railway preservation in the 20th century. Long may it continue!
     
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    Good luck- I’ve donated and hope other readers of this thread will too.
     
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    The Ivatt Diesel Re-creation Society are very pleased to say that we have today signed the lease on our new storage shed and workshop at Wirksworth on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

    This is not a loco shed. That is still a project for another day. But it is just what we need to store our growing collection of parts and start work on our equipment.

    Our thanks go to Mike Evans and Leigh Gration at the EVR who have been really helpful in getting everything organised for us.

    There is a full report on the shed in our newsletter which is going out to members this month. To sign up check out our website at https://lms10000.co.uk/membership

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    Nice one and best of luck with the project.

    Chris
     
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    Today was our first proper working party at the shed at Wirksworth. Thanks to Mark, Michael and Tony our Trustees and new volunteers Andrew and Bernard for coming along. A skip was filled, but we have cleared enough undergrowth and ancient junk to fill another next week. We also started pulling out around 50 old bus tyres left by a previous tenant. It’s starting to look good, and next week we will start painting. An excellent day all round.


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    Well done chaps. A proper Charity, good organisation and help comes.Some facebook groups could take a lesson here.
     
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    Our sleeper coach 10597 was delivered to Wirksworth by Reid Freight on Tuesday.
    Thanks to Porterbrook for it's donation, which provides accommodation for volunteers
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