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Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by kestreleyes, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. kestreleyes

    kestreleyes Member

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    You know youre mad when
    A. you spend 8 hours in the snow putting woodwork on the new signalbox
    B. you dont feel cold or feel the snow all day

    apparently I am mad!

    S&T

    I spent today finishing off the main panelling replacement on the ex Luffenham box, all that remains on the rear is to cut some thin strips to fill in the small gap at the edge of the upright boards,cut some pieces to fill in the main spars where they rotted at the bottom ( have cut out the rotten pieces ) and do some caulking up of the bottom and top of the boards.

    Painting will start in a few weeks.

    The next job will be to remove the door end window and panel this up, as both the window frame is rotten and we do not require a window at that point on the boxes exterior,so itl save on the shutters too.

    there are other ongoing jobs over christmas too which il update as they happen

    Elsewhere, lads were working in the shed as well as on the HST stock,Tim was also around working on stock too.

    Some pics of the day attached.
     

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    S&T

    The door end of the ex luffenham box now has new woodwork where the window used to be, the door to has been made into a pannelled section,still hinged for now.

    next time some finishing off the removed base spars and cutting the edge boards to fit the ends of each panel section.

    HST

    The lads were down today working on fitting an exhaust and silencer to one of the 03`s, like them il also be down most of the week too.

    dom
     
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    Snow pics

    Some nice atmospheric shots there Dom.
     
  4. kestreleyes

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    i would put some more on,but apparently theres a limit to the amount you can upload, il will delete a few old ones at weeks end and upload some more of the weeks work too, or put them on the s&t website pages at PR,will also post to Harvey for inclusion on PR news pages.

    tommorows job, some interior work in darley dale crossing cabin, for the fire and some overdue finishing off the roof inside.

    if the snow stays off the last job later on this week is to put the wheel in church lane box.
     
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    What is the plan for operating into Matlock? I saw mention that the trains would have to be topped and tailed is this right?
     
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    how to try to compress this from the massive write up into somet simple???

    basic idea

    first train of day arrives at riverside with an engine in rear, train continues into matlock,then returns to riverside where spare loco drops off,goes into platform loop

    next train arrives carries on into matlock,once there the second loco drops down,attaches,and returns train to riverside where loco can drop off

    same all day till last train where loco reatached to go back to darley etc,could store loco there,but would you want to, plus its not a siding its a

    tis called divisible staff working, using our own runround loop instead of building another engine siding at matlock,saves time money,space etc.....

    also allows riverside to be used in event of no being able to run into matlock as a runround

    on santas you simply top n tail to save time uncoupling etc so you dont open the box.

    coupling/uncoupling possible in matlock, but thats information at present thats subject to buisness matters so i wont go further in that respect other than to say that a way has been discussed and agreed on by all parties by which this can be achieved quite simply without having to block the line,etc.

    when the board makes the final announcement on the go ahead- no doubt youl all be asking me exactly how its all done, at that time i have a simple presentation in powerpoint which il put on the s&t site to show you how its done, something similar to the way the Embsay s&t lads have done on their railways website for how they work Stoneacre (bogside) box.
     
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    Thanks for that Dom. So there will need to be at least two loco's available either any combination of Steam and Diesel - no doubt punters will want steam / steam rather than steam / diesel (assuming its not some mixed traffic / power event)
     
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    well one loco and a shunter (if youre leaving the same loco at riverside all day) but thats extra time with the shunting about to get originalloco back ontofront of train/tail loco out the way.

    which is another story of how you do that,a form of yard working,hence why the single line section doesnt start till the sign board on the darley side of the river not at the starting signal in the riverside platform....its easier explaining it all with a picture you know

    TODAY

    S&T

    started fitting the stove in darley dale cabin,cut the hole out the inside roof for the pipe to go and the rockwool too,put up a backboard for the insulation to go behind to protect the rear wall from the fire

    .also put some of the missing beading back up in the roof and some repainting inside of the signalling and frame.

    tommorow -putting the ships wheel up top in church lane,then finishing off the beading in the roof at darley dale.

    HST

    chatting with Mathew from the Heritage Shunters Trust today as they have their Coles 4 wheel ,6 ton crane in for repairs and refurbishment in their shed, Mathew has drawn up the wiring plans for a rewire of the safety systems on this and has priced up a few components, if there is anyone out there who thinks they can possibly help him in obtaining the following items at a better price or for free then please contact him via me at kestreleyes (at) screaming (dot) net, and il pass you onto his email.

    items hes looking for;

    EMERGENCY STOP BUTTONS (KEY RELEASE TYPE) X5
    DPDT RELAYS TO TAKE 1-5 AMPS ACROSS CONTACTS ;EITHER 12 OR 24VOLTS
    PLUGS/COUPLERS TO FIT THE DIN RAILS FOR RELAYS
     
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    the ships wheel is in at church lane,still could do with some steel straps fitting later on to the beam underneath, also more roof beading work undertook at darley dale box, with the kind assistance of Mr Dyson.

    will try to do some more box work on the luffenham cabin on sunday.

    to all out there have a very good and safe New Year!!
     
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    Dom, when is the series presented by Michael Portillo starting and more importantly when is the episode featuring Peak Rail?
     
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    the series is due to start tommorow, theres three programmes s far as i know, i think ours is the wednesday programme, i know if you look on sky planner youl find it bbc2 630pm, i think it runs daily, the first programme is the liverpool and manchester,then the series goes around the country, there is more on the peak rail google groups forum about it.

    yesterday

    volunteers from the HST have been down all week working away on various locos in their shed, the LMSCA and 48624 lads were down yeasterday also working away on various bits n pieces,as were other volunteers round the site at Rowsley, John and myself braved the 2 inch wide snowflakes to finish off the back and side of the box,all caulked up and panels finished,the inside end wall was part skinned inside and the wood found to replace the pieces of purlins along the rear (which due to the snow) weve left for a drier day to complete, were now ready to start painting the box,which il do over the coming month as long as its dry n cold.

    dom
     
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    woody,just had a check on the tv listings,PR isnt in the first weeks listings, its the E&BAR,it seems to run monday to friday for 4 weeks as theres 20 programmes shown by sky planner.

    there should be listings o the BBC website,boss

    hope it helps
    dom
     
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    Snow Stops Play !

    Hi Guys,
    Bit off topic from the last few posts, but just got this off Peak Rails web group. And if the weather carries on like this I can see why !

    Dear All,


    Due to the inclement weather spell it has been decided to cancel the
    footplate experience on Saturday and the normal Sunday service. The Board
    would be grateful if you could pass on this information to any members you
    know who may not be subscribers to this circulation group.


    Many thanks,


    Tom


    Cheers,
    Simon H.
     
  14. kestreleyes

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    i was going to say its not nice up here, this tuesday morning theres about 5 inches at buxton, its still snowing now at 6am and apparently tommorow is the same,thursday and friday are supposed to be clear and cold though.

    the following link is a good weather site, at least the data is real time too and the forecasts reasonably good as there locally worked out

    http://www.xcweather.co.uk/GB/forecast
     
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    In relation to the tv programmes you were after woody, this from off the Network Rail`s website;

    Media coverage | Daily Performance Updates








    Train travel on TV

    A new four-week television series focussing on classic rail journeys begins tonight (Monday 4 January).

    Called Great British Railway Journeys, the series follows Michael Portillo as he takes four long journeys across the length and breadth of Britain, following the Victorian Railway Guidebook published by renowned cartographer and printer George Bradshaw.

    The journeys featured in the programme are:

    Liverpool to Scarborough
    Preston to Kirkcaldy
    Swindon to Penzance
    Buxton to London
    To help the production team create the programme, many colleagues from around our business assisted the television crew and the media team arranged for filming to take place in a number of locations, including our managed stations and on the Forth Bridge.

    The programme will air every week night at 18:30 on BBC 2.

    This is the full transmission schedule:

    LIVERPOOL– SCARBOROUGH:

    EPISODE 1 – LIVERPOOL TO ECCLES – 04/01/2010
    EPISODE 2 – MANCHESTER TO BURY – 05/01/2010
    EPISODE 3 – TODMORDEN TO YORK – 06/01/2010
    EPISODE 4 – PONTEFRACT TO BRIDLINGTON – 07/01/2010
    EPISODE 5 – FILEY TO SCARBOROUGH – 08/01/2010
    PRESTON – KIRKCALDY:

    EPISODE 6 – PRESTON TO MORECAMBE – 11/01/2010
    EPISODE 7 – SETTLE TO GARSDALE – 12/01/2010
    EPISODE 8 – WINDERMERE TO KENDAL – 13/01/2010
    EPISODE 9 – CARLISLE TO GLASGOW – 14/01/2010
    EPISODE 10 – EDINBURGH TO KIRKCALDY – 15/01/2010


    SWINDON – PENZANCE:

    EPISODE 11 – SWINDON TO BRISTOL – 18/01/2010
    EPISODE 12 – YATTON TO WESTON SUPER MARE – 19/01/2010
    EPISODE 13 – TORQUAY TO TOTNES – 20/01/2010
    EPISODE 14 – PAR TO MEVAGISSEY – 21/01/2010
    EPISODE 15 – TRURO TO PENZANCE – 22/01/2010
    BUXTON – WESTMINSTER:

    EPISODE 16 – BUXTON TO MATLOCK – 25/01/2010
    EPISODE 17 – CROMFORD TO BURTON – 26/01/2010
    EPISODE 18 – WALSALL TO BOURNVILLE – 27/01/2010
    EPISODE 19 – COVENTRY TO WATFORD – 28/01/2010
    EPISODE 20 – ST PANCRAS TO WESTMINSTER – 29/01/2010
     
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    from Peak Rail forum,Chesterfield branch meetings;

    The advertised speaker has been obliged to withdraw from this date.

    Rodney Pearson with his `Bass Railway Tours' will be replaced by:-

    Andrew Firth and `Th Dronfield Station Story' - thanks for standing in at short notice Andrew

    dom
     
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    dom: When and where is that meeting please? Dronfield was my "home" station and I would like to get there if at all possible.
     
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    i will find out for you,should have a reply by this evening
     
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    The New Inn', 229,Mansfield road, Winsick S41 0JJ at 7.30pm


    The pub is on the old Mansfield Road about 2 miles from Chesterfield town centre - whether coming from town or towards town follow the signs for Hasland which is about 1 mile from both the town and the pub
    On Jan 7 2010, kestreleyes wrote:

    dom
     
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    Thanks, but on what date?
     

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