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NVR Wagon Group Updates

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by B17 61606, May 21, 2015.

  1. big.stu

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    New arrival...

    https://www.facebook.com/nvrwagongr...mB39zCxo3aaKELpAC5KNPoSjmJb5EVJw8zwXkdczLeBUl

    "Hot off the press….we are just in the process of unloading our new arrival at Wansford, a Tar Tanker.
    This vehicle has come from the Northampton Lamport Railway and will be restored by the Wagon Group to operational condition as a wagon from the Peterborough and District Tar Distillers Ltd, which had premises and sidings on the Nene Valley Railway (NVR) at Fletton.
    This is immensely exciting for us as we will be able to recreate a piece of Peterborough history. This wagon will also be dedicated to Doreen Foster who passed away recently and was not only a founder member of the NVR, but the last employee of the Peterborough Tar Distillers."

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    That's excellent news - I have a soft spot for tank wagons and to restore it to a condition that ties in with the NVR so well is ideal :)

    The single star should mean it can run at 35mph!
     
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    Josh and I had to remain at home due to being Covid positive :( But some of the guys were able to make good progress over last Friday/Saturday on the second static van in the bay platform at PNVR...

    https://www.facebook.com/nvrwagongr...VwK7AVEQ1d6M1URTqdbtXG4RvfFaikKp2Bgxq9RhwsWpl

    "What a difference two days makes…..
    Over the last two days we have been working on BR Van B777633 in the Bay Platform at Peterborough. Phil, Trish and Tim spent some time yesterday rubbing down and getting the van into undercoat. Today, Phil, Colin, Jason and Paul got the public side of the van into top coat.
    Meanwhile, Tim has been busy in the Banana Van on his one man crusade to create a Wagon Museum. Featured is a sneaky peek of the finished article, but there is plenty more to do.
    At close of play the platform area at Peterborough was looking more presentable with both the Banana Van and B777633 looking good."

    A selection of the photos (there are a couple or so more on the FB post)...

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  4. big.stu

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    Feeling hot. hot, hot - but still making things better than they were before :)

    https://www.facebook.com/nvrwagongr...dhHQUmwG5wQXwkAPzxSDNGkne7ffKJSGtxuKyyFEQBghl

    "Well it was hot today, so hiding in the shade was the order of the day!
    Tim got in early to get a head start on lettering before it got too hot and managed to letter the chalk board on the Banana Van and B777633. Then Tim did a bit more work on the museum.
    Meanwhile, Jason and Cliff found a shady spot to paint some planks and Stu and Josh with similar ideas made a start on the non-public side of the Banana Van."

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    Good to see the three types of wagon coupling on show, presumably with an explanation of how they work - the Instanter may not be immediately obvious to some.
     
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    Yup - the three small frames above them contain descriptions of each, There are also a couple of similar oleo related frames to go on the wall above the sectioned buffer. When complete pretty much the entire interior of the van will contain wagon related panels and items.
     
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    http://www.heritage-railways.com/glossary/gl-c.php :)
    (Scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page).
     
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    Useful, as I'm unaware as to how they work.
     
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    It’s a pity they didn’t think to add a UIC coupling for good measure. Nice display all the same.


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    It's Tim's baby, so I would have to ask him, but I suspect it's a case of what we had available...
     

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