Due to a shortage of train crew on Saturday, the 108 was pressed into service on the class 47 diagram. It also ran the booked diagram on Sunday.
An "A" exam on the class 104 was tackled on Saturday. As usual some of the brakes needed slight adjustment, and a broken battery terminal added to the fun.
The fuel pump governor on an engine on 50454 decided it didn't want to play, and this was replaced.
A speedo issue on 51933 was investigated and fixed. This required the compensator mechanism to be replaced. An air leak on first gear was also rectified, and wiper blades replaced.
First class in 56223 has received new curtains, which give a nice lift to the surroundings.
The broken windows in the 109 have now been replaced, second time lucky!
Work has also been ongoing in the Cravens, the insulation is nearly finished, and more wood work has been added ready for the wall panels.
At Llangollen this week the "new" 108 launched into passenger service a few days ahead of what we had planned. A steam locomotive failed on Wednesday after the first trip, and we ran the "new" 108 for the last two round trips. The unit performed relatively fault free, with only a couple of minor arisings to deal with.
It also ran it's booked diagram on the weekend.
At the Midland work has continued on the Gloucester to finish the false rivets, this is a long task which involves drilling out all of the holes, before adding the rivets.
More items of woodwork where also fitted in the luggage rack area.