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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 22 Oct 2014, 00:13 
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Thanks for your comments.
The photos are a bit unclear but the whole area was needle-gunned before they were taken. I won't be cutting corners but do need to get the crane operational very soon. The lifting inspector has had a look and is getting back to me after consulting his company. I am hoping to be able to build up some areas with weld and possibly leave the rest after carrying out some rust prevention and painting.
There are other areas on the chassis that are at least as bad but I haven't got to them yet. They are not as structural so I am not as concerned about them.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 22 Oct 2014, 18:26 
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Steve Jordan wrote:
As a plater welder I would say needle gunning is imperative, aggression definitely required. If there is corrosion there it needs to be removed before any ultrasonics are performed. Looks like you're doing a great job, don't be tempted to cut corners. It really is a shame you're not nearer to me in Hull, I'd probably be tempted to get involved!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 29 Oct 2014, 15:42 
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Pete,

It is really encouraging to see such good progress and you are to be congratulated! I only wish I was making even a fraction of this with mine!

I am looking forward to seeing 1561 working soon.

Roger


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 12 Dec 2014, 21:39 
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Steamed today and moved under its own power 200 yards and back.
Joined the 2, ex Southern, Stothert and Pitt Dock Cranes for a while.
Hopefully will be doing some test lifting next week to check brakes and clutches all work with weight on.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 17 Dec 2014, 14:18 
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Excellent work Pete, I'm really looking forward to seeing 1561 back in action!

The new paintwork looks really good.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 18 Dec 2014, 01:18 
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Lifted 12 tons today to prove brakes etc. More weght to follow.
First load lifted since 1988.
Painting is about 20% completed, will restart next spring.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2015, 23:07 
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It is hoped that 1561 will be in steam all this weekend for the Swanage Railway Spring Gala. Subject to annual Inspection tomorrow {Friday}
It will be on the Road Rail Interchange at Norden.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 26 Aug 2015, 00:08 
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Steamed today for the Full Load Test. Passed with no problems other than the terrible weather.
57.8t on the hook for the proof load test.
Thanks to Poole Boat Transport for providing the weights and the tray.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 26 Aug 2015, 09:17 
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That's excellent news! You should be very proud as well as pleased!


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 26 Aug 2015, 09:23 
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Extremely good news, well done! So nice to see this crane back in operation!


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