Restoration Diary

11/10/12

D7541's extensive restoration continues inside the PLOG Shed at Buckfastleigh. The loco has kindly being allowed into the shed for extensive bodywork repairs to be undertaken over the past few months. A massive amount of work has been put in by the dedicated team and what has been achieved in such a short amount of time to a credit to all involved.

Some of the numerous jobs undertaken in a short space of time include:

1. A new gutter strip has be welded in place.

2. The roof has started to be de rusted, cleand up, rubbed down and painted.

3. New metal welded in the cooler group area.

4. De rusted and painted grill frames with new fillets of metal welded in.

5. A and B sides have had all of the corroded bodywork cut out, areas cleaned up and new steel welded in place.

6. A and B sides have been de rusted, cleaned up, sanded down, filled, primed, undercoated and top coated.

7. A and B side new settling tank trays installed.

8. New metal welded in above A side cooler group.

9. Large hole in floor below BIS repaired.

10. New metal has been welded in around the cooler group and compressor room.

11. New Cab End windows have been designed and manufactured.

12. Metal cut out above cooler group area.

13. Roof grills freed up and opened

New guttering welded in place (Thanks Andy) 02/10/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

New guttering welded in place (Thanks Andy) 02/10/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

De rusted, cleaned up, rubbed down and painted roof section 02/10/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

Painted new roof gutter strip 02/10/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

Painted new roof gutter strip 02/10/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

New metal welded in the cooler group area 23/09/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

De rusted and painted grill frames with new fillets of metal welded in 23/09/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

A side now in undercoat 16/09/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

A side new settling tank tray installed 16/09/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

New metal welded in and painted above A side cooler group 16/09/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

Large hole in floor below BIS 16/09/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

New metal welded in around the cooler group and compressor room 27/08/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

27/08/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

Bodyside being sanded down clearly showing multiple Roundels 27/08/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

New metal welded in around the cooler group and compressor room 27/08/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

Roof grills freed up and opened 12/08/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

Roof grills freed up and opened 12/08/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

Metal cut out above cooler group area 12/08/12. Photo © Pete Burrow

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