North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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Q6 - 19 January 2022

Ian Pearson reports another cold, fine, day at Grosmont on Wednesday, which saw Bill Dobson, Steve Hyman, Ed Bolam, Nigel Hall, Robson Hewitson and Ian himself present. Chris Henwood joined later in the afternoon after his shift at the MPD had finished. Steve brought in some more consumables - rigger gloves and hand cleaner. He has made a new Defibrillator checklist which now has Roy Marshall's name and contact number printed on the sheet. Ed has taken 3 copies to Hopetown and there are 3 copies for Paul to collect which are upstairs in the Deviation Shed workshop filing cabinet. The Grosmont set is in the defibrillator case and the old blank destroyed.

Nigel and Steve worked on the front sands and they are now operating satisfactorily. Ian and Bill investigated the drop grate mechanism with a view to getting Trevor Wilford involved in making some new fittings to stop the grate lifting up-when operated. Bill is going to do the necessary drawings. Bill has also started measuring up and ordering fittings for the atomisers. Ed spent all day cleaning the frames, springs and motion under the Q6, and also made a start on wheels and motion outside the loco.

After lunch Steve started to make a couple of small plates to fit around both trailing horn guide oil boxes. This is to stop the pipe unions dropping below the wheel splasher which would make them difficult to retrieve.