Big Boys Toys Working On 'Steam Engines'

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Big Boys Toys Working On 'Steam Engines'

Postby Aero_Ady » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:25 am

I'm probably like most blokes on here likeing steam trains and probably wanting to drive one when we were kids. One day a week I volunteer for a Steam Preservation Society doing all kinds of stuff from track laying, repairing buffers, stripping rolling chassis down for parts and anything in between. I even have a chassis that I'm converting wheel sets from another totally different chassis to fit then extend the chassis to take a 1890 coach which needs restoring on the outside. Best of all I get to move the steam engine that's used when it's fired up and do the repair work and maintain it. Who wants to grow up :D
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Me 'Guarding' the footplate before the off - light engine unusually (to collect a special freight train) - before anyone comments on the lamp code !

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