The 107 unit has been brought up from the carriage and wagon department at Winchcombe to allow for seats to be transferred across.
The opportunity to work on the unit was taken as it has been around a year since she was worked on.
The cab brake valve was stripped down, cleaned, inspected and rebuilt. It now moves sweetly.
The gear selector and throttle controller have always been “notchy”. on strip down today, a lot of glass was seen in the top of both controllers tops and in the gearing underneath. this was cleaned out and lubricated. both gear selector and throttle controller now move far smoother than before.
The air horn selector valve had been “robbed” to keep the 117 set going, the old selector valve was left on the floor. the selector valve was found to operate one tone only. the valve was stripped down and a new operating mechanism was manufactured and fitted. The selector valve will be fitted at a later date.
The engines were due to be started up for the first time in about 18 months but a cabling fault prevented this from happening. The new battery box has been fitted and it is hoped the new batteries and battery cabling can be fitted before the unit heads back to Winchcombe.
Sunday, 25 June, 2017