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Wagon Group Report 16th March 2020

16th Mar 2020

An update on Wagon Group activities over the past few weeks... At Medstead BY S 653 has been out and about a bit, partly for a photo charter and partly down to Ropley for some vac cylinder work. It is now ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 16TH FEBRUARY 2020

20th Feb 2020

An update from the past few weeks on wagons... Well there's been a bit of publicity recently about the Flying Scotsman, but with the recent weather a lot of our attention has been with the Flying Sheets! We have quite a ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 13TH JANUARY 2020

15th Jan 2020

Happy New Year to our reader/s... It's been a couple of months since the last report... well with our Christmas lunch, the Christmas and New Year breaks, weather etc, time seems to fly by... Anyway, an update on recent activities.&...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 11TH NOVEMBER 2019

13th Nov 2019

Well it's been a few weeks since the last Wagon Group report, mainly due to a prolonged holiday down under .......... but I'm assured everyone else was very busy in the interim! BY S 653 has had lots of work on it. ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019

3rd Oct 2019

At Medstead finalising works continue on BY S 653 on the vac and steam heating piping; painting internally; electrics; conduit for the lighting; and the lettering and numbering has been procured. The "Gunpowder" van W 105691 is being repainted internally and externally, as are ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 18TH AUGUST 2019

28th Aug 2019

Well the past few weeks seem to have seen the extremes of the weather with the heat and torrential downpours, but despite a few days missed for this, we have progressed on a number of projects... At Medstead the internal and external ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 22ND JULY 2019

1st Aug 2019

Another monthly roundup this time... At Medstead works on BY S 6563 continue. Ian Johnson is installing the piping for the vac baking system and the steam heating in the guards brake area, and reinstating the guards periscope. Internally and externally the topcoats ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 24TH JUNE

4th Jul 2019

Well it's been a few weeks since the last report, with holidays and other things seemingly taking up rather a lot of time. But anyway, even though no one has actually mentioned any lack of Wagon Group missives... here's an ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 20TH MAY 2019

23rd May 2019

Brian was away this week, so a report from John D from a lovely sunny Tuesday morning at Medstead, along with Kevin,Tim, Richard, Ian J, Keith O. Chris P, and Malcolm in attendance. Kevin introduced them to Tim his Brother in ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 7TH MAY 2019

9th May 2019

Brian reports from Medstead on Tuesday, with seven in attendance. Entrance to Medstead was a bit of a nightmare first thing, as a very large Arctic lorry was present delivering large amount of track materials. John, Keith P and Dave were ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 9TH APRIL 2019

25th Apr 2019

Brian reports on Tuesday. A dull old day, but John D, Kevin, Richard, Chris S, Ian J and Brian all made it to Medstead. The freight train was back in Bennetts after last Saturday's photo charter, so the first task ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 26TH MARCH 2019

28th Mar 2019

Brian reports from Medstead on Tuesday...a dry start after all the recent rain, and the return of Kevin after a three month visit to Australia. Firstly John and Steve sorted out some alternative bolts for the steel grab handles ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 19TH MARCH 2019

28th Mar 2019

Well it's been a bit windy out there the last week, as you may have noticed... Brian and gang on Tuesday decided to give Medstead a miss, not wanting to contend with the rain as well. Chris, Malcolm, and Ian ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 6TH MARCH 2019

8th Mar 2019

A glorious Tuesday morning greeted Brian and John D at Medstead, despite a frost which did not take very long to disappear.  They decided it would be better to remove all of the sheets over wagons in Bennetts that ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 19TH FEBRUARY 2019

22nd Feb 2019

Brian reports fog greeted those arriving at Medstead on Tuesday morning, which included John D, Chris S, Richard,Chris P, Malcolm, and a little later Ian J.  Brian had to leave at midday, but up to then was very ...

WAGON GROUP REPORT 5TH FEBRUARY 2019

7th Feb 2019

Well it's been a pretty challenging, cold and snowy week in Hampshire and this somewhat restricted outside activities. Brian on Tuesday advised that the day started cold but dry at Medstead, with Richard, Keith, Chris S and himself braving the ...