33102 Debut & Diesel Weekend Update

1566 is now sorted and strumming on 12 cylinders. Many thanks to Tim Hines and the ex-BR Crewe fitters he works with, who came and had a look over her with us on Saturday. They pointed out that the tiny copper washers you need on the end of the supply line to the injectors were missing on 6 cylinders – which was preventing the fuel line pressurising sufficiently to supply fuel the injectors. 

With the washers back in place the engine is now running well and 1566 made a short light engine test run to Pentrefelin Dock and back.  Photo by Mark Smales (who has continued to work very hard to get the loco back in traffic).


33102 performed well on Saturday, thanks to those who came along for a spin. Here’s an excellent shot from Frank Richards of the “Bagpipe Crompton” leaving Berwyn on her first public train in North Wales.

6940 was called upon to work a train yesterday morning in place of a failed steam locomotive. She’s seen here leaving the yard with all appearing well. Unfortunately she then failed herself with an air/vac relay fault. We’ve sorted that this morning so, for now at least, we have 3 machines ready to entertain you this weekend. The 104 has also been fully reformed for those who enjoy a properly noisy BRCW unit. Photo by Mark Smales.

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