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08694

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010 12:28
by pmh_74
08694 was started up for the first time in preservation on 14 April. This announcement was delayed until after the GCR diesel gala to avoid the inevitable chuntering...

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(c) PMH 14/4/10. No, the O4 (behind) is not in steam!
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As expected the start up has highlighted a few other issues which will need to be resolved; restoration continues.

The owners would like to express their thanks to Kevin Cook for the power unit rebuild. Certainly recommended to other groups with engine problems.

Re: 08694

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010 15:13
by D5185
Phil

I like the chimney in the middle of the cab roof :lol: :lol:

Re: 08694

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010 16:45
by Hellooldchap
Not bad- wasn't long ago I fotted that in Booths.

Re: 08694

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010 16:58
by pmh_74
D5185 wrote:I like the chimney in the middle of the cab roof :lol: :lol:

Yes well, I tried taking the photo from ground level but the exhaust disappeared against the sky. :mrgreen:

Re: 08694

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2010 19:11
by 47406
Excellent news, top and tail with the 03 for the 1405 in September please.

Re: 08694

PostPosted: 20 Apr 2010 12:19
by pmh_74
Andrew,
Don't get carried away. At present the vacuum braking system is incomplete, and there are more important things to fix. It will haul a passenger train when the owners are ready for it to do so, not before.
Phil :evil:

Re: 08694

PostPosted: 20 Apr 2010 19:06
by 47406
Sincere apologies Phil, no idea what is involved with the loco.

Will "watch this space" as they say.

Best of luck with the project

pmh_74 wrote:Andrew,
Don't get carried away. At present the vacuum braking system is incomplete, and there are more important things to fix. It will haul a passenger train when the owners are ready for it to do so, not before.
Phil :evil:

Re: 08694

PostPosted: 21 Apr 2010 09:40
by pmh_74
Apologies not required... just "managing expectations".

Re: 08694

PostPosted: 14 Oct 2013 14:39
by pmh_74
Dusting off an old thread. The loco (finally!) entered service for the September diesel gala and has been used for a few shunting jobs since then, this will continue until it gets too cold and the loco will then be winterised as it has no antifreeze in it (and the cooling system still leaks a bit so it won't be getting any just yet).

One slight omission on the part of the owners is that neither of them remembered to note down the mileage reading before it entered service, so I thought I would ask here just on the offchance that someone noted it down, either in Booths or during its 4 years of not going anywhere much since it arrived at the GCR.

Yours, more in hope than anticipation!
Phil