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Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by NightRail, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Getting 53809 down as a guest loco for the autumn would make for quite an interesting gala and a real S&D event.

    Just saying.
     
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    Would love that to happen.
     
  3. 73129

    73129 Part of the furniture

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    Don’t forget to add a Bulleid light pacific to that line up to make the perfect S&D gala.
     
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    30925 has a couple of unrelated issues today but completed the day .
    First was a leaking pipe repaired on shed during the lunch layover ,then a non working injector at Alton before the final trip to Alresford .
     
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    30854 Resident of Nat Pres

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    A pedant writes: Good, or even excellent, but without a 2P, 'perfection' is unattainable! :Pompus:
     
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    MellishR Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Well, we were overdue for a mention of a 2P.
     
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    Just something else for the train engine to push up the hill :D
    Pat
     
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    From everything said about 'em, it's amazing they were built as late as they were, let alone lasting into the (early) 1960s!
     
  9. Stinch

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    My loco for today
     

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    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

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    It did look good :)

    To be fair, 41312 also deserves a mention. I thought it looked very impressive hauling a luggage van and 3 green coaches.

    Well done to the Mid-Hants Railway ....and to the weather ;) <BJ>
     
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    Duty Druid Resident of Nat Pres

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    They say summer comes soonest in the South & it certainly did yesterday, as three like minded souls gathered atop the hill yesterday to resume trying to tame some troublesome trucks........ :)

    Various items were on the to-do list, but after a brew & a breakfast bap all round, we had a small diversion to make....... namely to assist in the tarping of the Maunsell Ironclad BTK in the Meon.....

    So off we set looking forward to something a little different & also in the Knowledge that we were assisting in keeping a society assest in as good a nick as it can be!

    Lets just say, the exercise took a lot longer than envisaged due to helping retrive bits of it from the bank!!!

    Sooo...... after a late return to the yard & an extremely late lunch, we set to on the to-do list.....

    We'd been set a challenge by one of number - could we get the London end vent off LMS van 517317 without having to cut the bolts/screws off?.... challenge accepted! & by the end of the day, the vent & its backing plate were off with only two screws being lost!! :eek:

    Another on the list was to put a 2nd coat on the newly fitted Oleo's on the Shoc van - nice & easy & it was also decided to bring the bit of the solebar they sit on into line, as it would look daft to have two freshy painted buffers stick out the proverbial **** on a fish! :rolleyes: So job, jobbed & it'll look just right when it joins the rake for the up coming gala! :)

    Next job was to remove more of the floor planks to that more of the chassis could be sorted & painted with red oxide - so bolts were either persuaded to come loose or were ground off & punched through, the latter being the more popular given most were rusted solid & all to try & preserve as many timbers as possible........ which unfortunately didn't happen, as most were either riddled with woodworm or full of mould, or just crumbled when you got hold of them! Though two half decent ones were kept as templates!

    Once the timbers had been removed, accessible areas were given the wire brush treatment & then red oxided - some areas were left, as they will need the attention of the angle grinder with wire brush!! :Banghead:

    All in all a busy & fulfiilling day, as we all left happy but tired.

    A couple of pics of yesterdays service trains which were well loaded & good to see @Stinch again! :)

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/duty_druid/52010535146/in/dateposted-public/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/duty_druid/52011048310/in/dateposted-public/

    The freshly painted buffers & solebar on the Shoc van.

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    The inside of LMS van M517317 with the vent & mesh removed, didn't get a pic of the outside, as the tarp went straight back over!

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    One of the woodworm infested floor timbers, with a glimpse of a mould infested one, also with woodworm - how the hell these were still intact is a mystery!!

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    More of the chassis in red oxide, though we yet to get underneath & sort that out.....

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    A very pleasant day on Thursday on the Mid Hants . A day very much of BR(S) atmosphere with the Ivatt 41312 looking perfect on a three coach green set with a four wheel guards van .

    [​IMG]Mid Hants Railway by Martin Creese, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Mid Hants Railway by Martin Creese, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Mid Hants Railway by Martin Creese, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Mid Hants Railway by Martin Creese, on Flickr

    Boiler of 75079 (?) was also being manipulated by the steam crane

    [​IMG]Mid Hants Railway by Martin Creese, on Flickr

    thanks to @Duty Druid as well for his guidance on loco allocations
     
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    Some advertised diesel running for Vintage Vehicles weekend. On the Ropley diagram Sat/Sun (21/22 May) only. Friday is only a 1 train (steam) service.
     
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    Three 2-8-0 locomotives on shed at Ropley yesterday: 53808 and two visitors for next week's Gala 2857 and 48305.
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    Great to see which way round both visiting locos are facing.
     
  19. WesternRegionHampshireman

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    Crack-a-lackin! 2857! Here I come! :D
     
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    Wonder if they’re reminiscing about their time in a certain scrapyard in South Wales?
     
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