day another gauge housing
When the class 101's were
fitted with AWS, depending on where the work was done, some had the 'sunflower'
display sited on top of the vacuum/air gauge housing, as on the above example.
Others, like 50211 had the 'sunflower' on its own pedestal on the desk.
As 50211 is missing the housing, the surplus bracket was
cut off with a grinder!
Although the weather has been
really warm (at last!) we have started to reassemble the gear controller, and
have removed a bottom hinge from M56160, so that copies can be made. The
hinge is missing from two doors, and is similar to the Mk1 coach type, with a
bronze ball between the two halves. Although the body is of an LMS profile,
their coaches used butt hinges.
The continuing good
weather has allowed us to spray the weeds growing around M56160, which was
in danger of disappearing amongst them! Creating a clear area around it will
allow easier access for the detailed inspections we will be making as we
finalise the management and restoration plans.
tidied up the workshop, not as easy as we hoped due to a large wasps nest which
had been build inside the doorway! This has now been dealt