J27 - 31 August/1-3 September 2021

Monday, 06 September 2021 10:23 Chris Lawson J27 Blog

Ian reports a cool, grey, drizzly, morning on Tuesday at Grosmont,  but brightening up later with odd squally showers, greeted Bill Dobson, Ian McCall, Nigel Hall, Gordon Wells, Nigel Bill, Trevor Wilford, Ian, and Paul Hutchinson.

The J27 was on washout and a list of repairs had been drawn up by Chris Henwood. The safety valves were removed for inspection. Quite a lot of loose bolts were found on and around the buffer beam. This job proved to be very awkward to get at in a very confined space and, as usual, some of the nuts were of different sizes. Quite a few were secured, with more to be done on the Wednesday.

Wednesday was another cold, drizzly, grey, morning but again brightening up later for Bill Dobson, Steve Hyman, Ed Bolam and Ian. Work concentrated on the J27, based on Chris Henwood's list of repairs, and carrying on from Tuesday: