On the shed today....

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Ill try to update this thread in the evenings, if anyone interested.

Its abit long as ive had threads running on other forums and alots happened since Tuesday!!!!

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SPM gen! 153382, half a 158 4 a wheelset change 43195, 063, 088 on shed this morn, PM08 with 033+124 and another UID set in D road with 041 and ???

Also apparently 47714 will be paying another visit with pc 43141 today...

Ta Lil Sproggy the buffet fitter!
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195 LIVES
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This was its status on Wed:

Sprog on WNXX said:
43195 has gone tits-up big time!!

Was on 'B' road in bits!! Heres the GEMINI report:

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Loco  43195         Operational defect and Restrictions.      
                                                                
 Type   Code  Description                                       
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   I    QA    ENGINE SHUT DOWN, LOSS OF COOLANT.                
   D    XY    THIS IS A PORTERBROOK POWER CAR                   
   D    DH    B4,5,6 CLT LEAKS                                  
   D    EC    NOTCH 5 TAPED OUT                                 
   D    DH    B1 & B2 CYL HEADS LEAKING COOLANT. (HEAVILY)
Repairs on engine where finished today and started first time!! Had a nice natter with the Bombardier fitters!
The bloke said that the Valenta fitted to 195 is "the worse we've ever worked on". In a right state apparently......Was left on shed with Train Supply on for 10mins or so as a test! Very hellfire! :hellfire: :lol:

the powercar paired with 43041 on set LA40 was 43030 :D :D :D 8) 8) 8)

It was todays standby set....

...but, 030 is having traction motor problems (hence Notch 5 being taped out), so last i heard the set was being turned via Lawrence Hill and BTM and then after it returned to SPM, 030 was gonna be taken off and repaired,

I helped prep the set :) between helping finish the Balanced 'A' on 153382 (YES, its STILL there!! :shock: :lol: :lol: )

[ http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?p=85453#post85453 ]

Duff 714 never showed as far as i know..maybe just froth..?

158 coach being lifted was 52749 from 158962..twas having two of its wheelsets repaired.

PM08s 'E' exam is almost wrapped up... My newly fitted Water boiler and associated electrical cubicle in TRFB 40208 hasnt gone bang yet!! Beleive it was due out tonight or maybe sometime tomorrow...43124 and 43033 (still having a few TPWS repairs) are on the set...or where when i left this afternoon.

43088 is almost fixed aswell!

Batteries wernt charging on shore supply and in higher notches, things kept tripping. Driver booked it as a faulty battery charger, but after lots of tests, my mate James (2nd apprentice) and his team ruled it out and upon checiking the batteries, found a few to be in reverse polarity [DOH!!] :lol:

Cue fittment of complety new batteries!!!

As far as i know, apart from a cracked left-hand light cover, its good to go aswell!

Piccys from today and this week up later.
 
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Sorry, was knackard last night so nowt for Monday but,

158962 is also back in action! :roll: :lol:

Was reformed into its 3-car hybrid state today after 52749 had its wheelbearings changed over the last few days, after derailing somewhere on the SR apprently and touching the Juice rail (where the earthing through the bogies apparently can roast the wheel bearings, so theyre changed just in case.

153382s gone! YAY! think i saw it earlier this afternoon while i was looking out from the Mess room, arriving from Bath way inoto Bristol TM.

My baby, 43030, 'CLTs' lift was completed tonight AFAIK....now has a nice shiney Crewe-overhauled #2 Traction Motor!

I spent most of today modifying 43033s Inergen Firesystem with an 'upgrade', whereby 3 redundant resistors (that are liable to burn out occasionally) are replaced with one larger one that is much more reliable, plus all the associated wiring and removal of the redundant equipment. Then of course all the post-mod testing.

Tomorrow, we are carrying out a 2nd mod on the Inergen system, whereby we give it an alternative supply if the CCB 'Control Circuit Breaker' (that isolates most of the traction control etc,) trips, the FireSystem is still 'on' and able to be activated Electronically with the engine room sensors or 'smash button' on the desk. (as opposed to the manual 'levers') [which dischagres a small nitrogen bottle on the second mans side, which initiates another nitrogen bottle, which then fires the 3 Inergen bottles in the guards van!] Complicated aye! ;)

43124s C is almost finished, but we had a slight problem earlier, whereby we ran the engine up as a test and then when it came to shutting her down from the cab 'off' switch....

It wouldnt! Started running down, then burst into life again!!!! :shock:
Used the Firebell test switch instead (whihc shuts the egine donwn with a breif poke), and then went searching for the problem. Turns out it was a 'stuck' relay, caused by (we think), the powercar being stood around and not started for a few days.

43005 and..erm.. 147 (i think) on shed, stood in the 'coal sidings', we didnt touch them today!

Not sure which set it is, but the 'exam' set was on shed today (anyone wit that info??) having seat cushions changed/washed and iinitial parts of its E exam undertaken while repairs are also carried out. Strangley, the set is out of sync, with one of the TSOs being stuck in between the two TFOs in the set. No idea why.........!!

That was about all from SPM today folks! :)
 

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Take a look at Sprogs bogies!!!

Some interesting shots there - even if some of them are wasted on me (not being in the slightest bit knowledgable about diesel engines).

Surprised you didn't get your clothes back after your trip down the station :shock:
http://43030.fotopic.net/p33151486.html

Keep up the good work.
 

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lol

Sorry about the lack of updates guys...been busy with the 'missus' and work and socialising :P this week!

City of Bristol college 'enrolment' this morning. Then back to SPM afterwards, just in time for lunch ;) Had a HELLFIRE Bap from the Van down the road, with Bacon, Eggs, Sausages, BlackPud, Musrooms, Onions and Brown and Red sauce!!

In the afternoon, i was working on 43036s Valenta....

It was leaking (pi$$ing ;)) coolant from 'somewhere' on cylnders B4 and B5, so today, along with my mate, whos a Bombardier fitter, removed the heads and crack tested them both (both of which passed the test), then did a pressure tet, whihc showed that the liners on both cylinders where leaking...meaning theyll have to be replaced.

A pig of a job in itself, but UH OH, to remove the pistons and con-rods on 'B' bank, first youve gotta take out the corresponding cylinders on 'A' bank!

Doh! Twice the work!, so as my mate set to taking off 'A' 4 & 5s heads, i removed the Crankcase covers from B 4 and 5 ready fot tomorrow when the real fun starts!!!

So in summary, 36 is in for the weekend! Looking forward to getting stuck in tomorrw, just hoping that we dont drop on of the pistons :| Ive heard how trickey they are to get out, and my mate hasnt doen it yet...hope i dont jinx him! :o

Anyway, im mucky and tired, so i gotta get ready to go out for a meal with my g/f and her family tonight, so tata for now! ;)
 

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Last day yesterday...

pretty normal day, but did aload of stuff to numerous to list..unless theres demand ;)

Lets just say it involved 43022s Valenta, 2 Bombardier fitters amd me ^^

Off to college full time next week, for 7months ish!

Be back at the marsh next year......

shame, but it has to be done!
 
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