2017 More Work
Boiler drained, motion greased, Camelot is stored in the shed. The tender is removed for work on the wheelsets. BRIAN LACEY.
The 73082 Camelot tender is located over the working pit at Sheffield Park and work is underway to remove the brake gear and other items to enable the removal of the wheelsets. The useful life left in the tender wheel tyres has now been used up and so they need replacing. JULIAN HEINEMANN 8 January,
Camelot has been thoroughly cleaned and refurbished cab window frames fitted. PETER GIBBS 23 March 2017.
23 March 2017, the wheelsets are back from South Devon. NICK WREN.
23 March 2017, NICK WREN.
Alex likes painting (either the tender brake pull rods or the horn keeps). 23 March, 2017 NICK WREN.
Meanwhile, the Society's CCT (Covered Carriage Truck), originally bought as a store, is moved into the Bluebell Railway Carriage and Wagon Workshop for some TLC (Tender Loving Care).
Refurbishing the doors on the CCT, 21 June 2017, NICK WREN,
12 June, 2017. NICK WREN.
Fusible Plugs, 2 August, 2017. NICK WREN.
Camelot was "winterised" at the beginning of 2017, but there was still work to do. This included rebuilding the Society's CCT (Covered Carriage Truck), originally purchased as a store. The job is contracted to the Bluebell Railway Carriage and Wagon Department.