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Northampton and Lamport

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Daddsie71b, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Calsyman

    Calsyman New Member

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    The floors are in varied condition. Some are ok, others are totally rotten! Yes, they're nice, relatively simple wagons without any challenging bits, like doors, etc. I think the brakes (vacuum cylinders) are probably going to be the most complicated bit on the majority of them.

    The Project has received a great early boost, with £500 from Bloor Homes and £500 from Brixworth Parish Council. The fundraising page (see above) is open for anyone that would like to make a donation. :)
     
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    NLR Summer Gala News
    The NLR Summer Gala is on over the whole of the August Bank Holiday Weekend (27th-29th).
    Special guest loco - GWR Prairie No.5553!
    Resident locos 'Swanscombe No.4', 31289 and 47205 all in action too.
    First public appearance of the first restored Ironstone Train Project tippler wagons.
    Intensive timetable with a mix of passenger and demonstration freight trains
    Shed tours (Saturday only)
    Demonstration freight to Boughton (Sunday only - to Pitsford Sidings on Sat and Mon)
    Fun for all the family - kids rides, fete games, vintage vehicles, BBQ, ice cream van
    Kids for a Quid train rides on the Saturday (ONLY)

    Put the date in your diaries!

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    Has there been any progress on 3862 and Bickmarsh Hall recently?

    3862s website seems to have not been updated for a long time and Bickmarsh Hall seemed to have quite an active page which had now gone very quiet?

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    I think any work generally occurs off site (restoring and machining parts, etc.), so I couldn't tell you about progress, I'm afraid.
     
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    Good to see the Ironstone wagons in action (on a video in the Gala section). The station at Brampton looks good and there will be a lot of new houses getting closer so the NLR looks set for a healthy future - well done.
     
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    I had a look around the dismantled parts of 3862 and 5967 during the weekend gala and it wasn't apparent what progress has been made. It's a long time since I last visited the railway and both look at first glance to be unrestored wheeled chassis with removed boilers. 5967's boiler has front tube plate removed. GWR Collet 4000g tender number 2598 (3862) is parked to the south of the main station and seen from the train.
     
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    Some (belated) photos from our Aug Bank Holiday Gala
    5553 @ P&B Aug 2022 (Lisa Ridler).jpg 5553 with tipplers Aug 2022 (Daniel Brandon).JPG 5553 with tipplers Aug 2022 (Roger Brandon-Jones).jpg GWR Prairie - Tony Stead Aug 2022.jpeg No.4 with tipplers - Jake Smith Aug 2022.jpeg No.4 with tipplers - Tony Stead Aug 2022.jpeg Tipplers (Prairie & No4) Tony Stead Aug 2022.jpeg Class 47 at Boughton 2022 - Tom Woolley.JPG
     
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    Boughton Extension
    Just prior to the Gala the Tipplers were used to transport earth from a large bund at Pitsford and Brampton Station (being removed to make space for a future permanent station building) to Boughton to fill in behind the platform.
    It was great seeing the Tipplers being used for their intended purpose!
    Ben Butteriss 1.jpg Ben Butteriss 2.jpg DCA 1.jpg DCA 2.jpg DCA 6.jpg Martin Percy 1.jpg Martin Percy 4.jpg Martin Percy 5.jpg
    Elsewhere, working is progressing on the installation of the package treatment plant for the station (required as a mains sewer connection was unviable)

    The first running-in board has also since been installed
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    Impressive to see working/loaded tipplers! We have thought many times about loading some of our Windcutter wagons ... but with the present cost of coal it is a none starter! Even with a high false floor :rolleyes:.
     
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    A few old pallets, a layer of old plywood, some spent ballast, builder's adhesive and a spray over with black paint and you are done!
     
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