47105: Auxiliary room work has continued with needle gunning/rust removal and priming of all panels. Some coolant pipework has been re-made where necessary. Radiator header tank has been re-made (basically renewed) and work is ongoing to re-make the back parts of the radiator housings. H has drilled out all the broken/worn studs on face of these radiator housings and has made up blanking plates for testing these when welding repairs complete. Triple pump and compressor motors have gone away for overhaul, we will hopefully start putting equipment back in the aux. room in the next month or two.
376: Passed it’s static and working air reservoir/system exam in the spring. The loco has had some minor exam work carried out as well as a couple of replacement air and brake components.
47376 has performed very well this year completing 16 days fault free running days (so far) and one not so fault free day caused by a faulty FV4 drivers brake valve which has since been renewed, apart from this minor indiscretion the loco has performed all it’s booked work this year.