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 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRR95207 in action this weekend

Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 21:10 

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I'm pleased to report we've recently passed hydraulic and steam tests following a small top-hat fix to a weak area on the firespace crown (around the fusible), and today have successfully completed lifting tackle insurance inspection. I hope we'll be in action soon, either for real work or in suppor...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRR95207 in action this weekend

Posted: 28 May 2017, 19:34 

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Once again MP3 will be lifting a coach bogie several times over this coming weekend (3/4 June). As usual, interested visitors are very welcome.

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Clearances and lubrication for Steam Cranes

Posted: 22 Apr 2017, 10:31 

Replies: 5
Views: 17760


A follow-up to my previous post here. Firstly, in the third paragraph I managed to misrepresent David Withers’ views regarding the barrelling and clearance. It is the NVR fitters, not David, who think barrelling OK but clearance too generous. I’m sorry for the confusion. Secondly, the question of gr...

 Forum: Technical Matters   Topic: Clearances and lubrication for Steam Cranes

Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 12:48 

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Views: 17760


This is a broadening of a conversation between David Withers and I regarding the R&R 40t crane MP3 (RS1004/40, ADE331159) resident at the Nene Valley Railway and cared for by myself and others. For some time, when operating the crane, we've had a growing knock that we think is coming from the LH...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: ADRR95207 in action this weekend

Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 14:24 

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At the Nene Valley Railway (PE8 6LR), we'll be operating the crane for demonstration between 11am and 4pm both days. The load is an old B4 bogie, so not much stress anywhere. Do come and say hello.

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: Nene Valley ADRR95207 reinstalls NVR Thomas' boiler

Posted: 16 Apr 2016, 20:24 

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Bryan, Well spotted - the NVR does have some double-track (well, passing loops at least!) The tracklayer belongs to Colas, they use the NVR yard several times a year for maintenance. Occasionally their Kirow crane is in attendance too. We have a good relationship with their people and have made use ...

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: Nene Valley ADRR95207 reinstalls NVR Thomas' boiler

Posted: 13 Apr 2016, 23:11 

Replies: 3
Views: 14417


Youtube clip showing overhauled boiler lift onto chassis. Smooth lift in (unusually) beautiful weather. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUSLcQt ... tml5=False

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: 34081 92 Squadron Overhaul. Refitting the boiler 7/10/2015

Posted: 09 Oct 2015, 09:07 

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Views: 11497


Well spotted Bryan.

Some credits - David O'Connell banksman most of the time, myself banking under instruction for the slew. Richard Busby driving. A very satisfying day.

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: New website for ADRR95207 (alias MP3, RS1004/40, DE331159)

Posted: 06 Oct 2015, 20:39 

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Good news continues at the NVR. Passed Lifting tackle insurance inspection today and are now fully operational.

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: 50 ton at Howarth

 Post subject: Re: 50 ton at Howarth
Posted: 04 Oct 2015, 21:12 

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From the 'data files' section of this website...

Order 5111
Maker Cowans,Sheldon
Date 1930
Owner LMS
Nos MP4 ADRC95203 36/50
Type Steam
State Out of Service
Location Keighley and Worth Valley Railwa

From Tatlow, P282
Allocations 1931-Leeds, 1939 Crewe N, 1972 Crewe DD, 1982 KWVR
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