Gresley Buffet Returned to Traffic
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London North Eastern Railway 1950 Brake Corridor Third E1866 (GOLD) Window fitting has continued along the landward side with the aim of working towards the fully glazed milestone. There is just one window now outstanding for the top sliding lights. Further adjustments have also been made to the two main passenger doors. London North Eastern Railway 1938 Brake Third Open E16631E (GOLD) Contract works continue at LS Engineering. Back at Weybourne, a set of four leaf springs have been removed from our two spare Electric Multiple Unit Gresley design bogies for intended reuse on 16631. This w ..read more
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Farewell Chassis
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London North Eastern Railway 1950 Brake Corridor Third E1866 (GOLD) No progress to report. London North Eastern Railway 1938 Brake Third Open E16631E (GOLD) Contract works continue at LS Engineering. London North Eastern Railway 1937 Restaurant Buffet E9128E (BRONZE) This continues to be the priority project in the works at Weybourne. The second coat of roof paint has been applied which was the final task for the roof. The destination boards have also been completed, with several coats of varnish applied, and have been hardening before we reinstate them on the roof. The seaward side is now ..read more
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More LNER Progress
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London North Eastern Railway 1950 Brake Corridor Third E1866 (GOLD) Sliding top-light installation continues with the half way point officially reached this week when the fourth and final window on the seaward side received its sliding lights. The team have now switched to the landward side with frame fitting progressing well. London North Eastern Railway 1938 Brake Third Open E16631E (GOLD) A further set of photos has been received from LS Engineering showing off the latest progress with the coach. The body has been lifted off the bogies and placed onto stands to allow more thorough underf ..read more
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Getting Stuck into the Gresley
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London North Eastern Railway 1950 Brake Corridor Third E1866 (GOLD) Toplight window frame fitting continues well, with the halfway point almost there. All four of the frames along the seaward side are now fitted into place, with three of these also with their sliding lights fitted. London North Eastern Railway 1938 Brake Third Open E16631E (GOLD) A brief visit to the Ecclesbourne Valley was made last week and progress on 16631 was able to be glimpsed. I use the word "glimpsed" as the coach was visible during a quick tour around their shed on other business, so 16631 was not the main focus ..read more
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M35148 Returns to Service
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After a period of twelve months undergoing overhaul, we are pleased to say that Mark 1 BSK(D) M35148 has been returned to traffic, which also means we are now back up to full strength for brake vehicles for the first time since the start of the pandemic. London North Eastern Railway 1950 Brake Corridor Third E1866 (GOLD) Window frame fitting continues with another one well progressed. The passenger door woodwork sanding, staining and varnishing has also done well with more layers applied meaning they are starting to look rather smart now. London North Eastern Railway 1938 Brake Third Open E166 ..read more
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Graffiti Attacked
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London North Eastern Railway 1950 Brake Corridor Third E1866 (GOLD) A good week of progress with the main achievement being the successful fitting of the first window frame unit. The two passenger doors have also moved forward with the locks now successfully fitted permanently. The internal woodwork for the same doors is in dismantled form with staining and varnishing in progress. The slatted lower door card is being treated in component form. London North Eastern Railway 1938 Brake Third Open E16631E (GOLD) No progress to report. British Railways 1961 Brake First Open (Kitchen) M14 ..read more
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March News Part 3
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London North Eastern Railway 1950 Brake Corridor Third E1866 (GOLD) The long running task to transform the six original brass sliding light frames along with two more acquired examples back to their 1950's glory has reached it's conclusion with further cleaning, polishing and lacquering this week. This has created a full set resplendent again and is a big step forward in reglazing the vehicle and working towards watertight shell status. Others have been busy making a good start on internal woodwork associated with the two central passenger doors which have recently been adjusted to shut and ..read more
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An Empty Bay Road
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London North Eastern Railway 1950 Brake Corridor Third E1866 (GOLD) A continuation of the window cleaning and lacquering job, which is now around 75% of the way there! London North Eastern Railway 1938 Brake Third Open E16631E (GOLD) We have received another comprehensive image update from our contractor LS Engineering, who continues to make excellent and exciting progress on the BTO. The two doors which we supplied from a donor vehicle to replace 16631's originals (which were missing when the vehicle was purchased) have been test hung and found to be too short at the bottom! We believe this t ..read more
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March News Part 1
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London North Eastern Railway 1950 Brake Corridor Third E1866 (GOLD) A further two window frames have been cleaned down and lacquered. London North Eastern Railway 1938 Brake Third Open E16631E (GOLD) No progress to report. British Railways 1961 Brake First Open (Kitchen) M14021 (GOLD) Bodyside metalwork cleaning has continued with a further section completed. British Railways 1958 Brake Corridor Second M35148 (SILVER) The lining out of the carriage has been completed this week with the waist height lining being applied following the vehicle's move from the staging area back to ground level ..read more
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February News Part 4
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London North Eastern Railway 1950 Brake Corridor Third E1866 (GOLD) No progress to report. London North Eastern Railway 1938 Brake Third Open E16631E (GOLD) The contractor visited Weybourne this week with many parts exchanged, both leftovers from the restoration coming our way and newly prepared parts going the other way to be fitted to 16631. British Railways 1961 Brake First Open (Kitchen) M14021 (GOLD) Cleaning down of the exterior paintwork back to bare metal has started on the landward side, with long way to go! British Railways 1958 Brake Corridor Second M35148 (SILVER) The repaint has n ..read more
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