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Build Diary entries for September 2013

Here are the diary entries for this month. You can use the forward and backward links to see the next or previous months. Most photos taken before 2018 are small size. From 2018 onwards, most photos you see below will have a link to a full size image by clicking on the photo.

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September Progress
  It's been a quiet this last week while we await the casting of the second combined stretcher / spring hangar bracket casting, the casting of the rear stretcher / brake cylinder support and the new horn guides. We are at the mercy of the foundry for these items and hopefully we will have some good news soon.

In other news, the first members working party will be this weekend at our midlands base. This is a members only event I'm afraid due to the nature of the site. This will be the start of regular working parties. Our frames appeal also continues to raise some much needed funds which will be put to good use to pay for Ian Riley & Son (Bury) and Stephenson Engineering (Manchester) to assemble the frames next year. If you can help by donating to the appeal, donating at no cost to yourself via or by joining the project (single adult membership from 15 per year) it will all be gratefully received and put to very good use.
September 2013
  We assembled between 9 & 10am and after a briefing by "keyholder" Mike Sedgely on do's and dont's we donned overalls, boots and gloves and set off with 3 clip-boards to note down all the details of all that we found. We soon decided the best method was to lay out items and photograph for later identification.

We had a break for lunch and finished at about 3.30pm and as you can see from the Team Photo, a good time was had by all. Another session will be needed and also a similar but smaller one at Barrow Hill

We also have the remaining items to collect from Shillingstone. As you can see from the photos the cab is yet to be painted before the winter. If any of our generous followers have any tarpaulines spare they would be gratefully received to helpp protect the cab further from the worst of the winter weather.

Many thanks to everyone who attended, we look forward to seeing you next time!