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Re: CLAN LINE

Postby Chris Meredith » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:13 am

Another successful trip on Saturday's "Surrey Hills", left Victoria 1' late, arrived backed RT, a few signal and regulation delays en-route, loco performed without fault.
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Re: CLAN LINE

Postby Chris Meredith » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:46 pm

Clan Line has passed FTR, duly prepared and polished for tomorrow's UKRT 'Wessex Lunch'. Water stops will be at Grateley and Basingstoke, we shall also to be topping up with coal as a precaution at each of these locations to ensure no shortages en-route as the trip consists of 217 miles plus ECS movements.
The DBC train crews consists of the following:
Stewarts Lane-Victoria-Grateley: Driver Wayne Thompson (Eastleigh), Fireman Jim Clarke (Hither Green), Traction Inspector Don Clarke (Jim's dad).
Grateley-Southampton-Basingstoke: Driver Wayne Thompson, Fireman Rob Binsted (Eastleigh), Traction Inspector Geoff Ewans
Basingstoke-Victoria-Stewarts Lane: Driver Rob Binsted, Fireman Paul Major (Hoo Junction), Traction Inspector Geogff Ewans
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Re: CLAN LINE

Postby Chris Meredith » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:14 am

Yesterday's "Wessex Lunch" was once again another successful outing for Clan Line. The locomotive as us usual performed in impeccable style, the load consisted of 13 bogies equal to 474 tons net, well over 500 tons gross. The running was slightly marred by light rain which caused greasy rail conditions this necessitated cautious and skilful handling on the part of the drivers. Leaving Basingstoke after the water stop even time was made by Farnborough 14 1/2 mile in the same number of minutes, the arrival back at Victoria was 2 1/2 minutes early.
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Re: CLAN LINE

Postby Chris Meredith » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:52 pm

Since returning from last Saturday's "Wessex Lunch" some preventive maintenance has been taking place at Stewarts Lane. The smoke deflectors have been removed in order for access to be gained to the glands where the steam pipes pass through the smoke box to be made airtight as they have been filling up with char which is likely to cause corrosion. Whilst they are off the smoke deflectors are being repainted together with the smokebox and the smokebox door. A new gasket will be fitted to the air compressor where there has been a slight steam leak, also the front packings of the steam chests have been cleaned in order to allow more free play with the springs. The driver's side motion has been partially dismantled to remove the combination lever in order for new bushes to be machined for it. More work will continue in order to be ready for our next trip on The Belmond "Surrey Hills" on 19th December.
To see more go to the Clan Line Facebook page.
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