Working Weekend during the 4th November 2000.
Due to the extensive flooding in York during the first week of November, this work day had to cancelled.
However, Four members of the team still attended, as access to the NRM was possible for a time.
It was decided that two members, Steve and Len would work on removing the first rotten floor panel in the VIP lounge of TC1. This they did successfully and identified how the floor panelling was constructed.
I continued work on the windows by internally sealing several windows with silicone mastic.
Tony worked on the further maintenance of the locks.
After these tasks had been completed the team moved into TC2 and made some wonderful discovery's.
Steve and Len working on removing the rotten floor in VIP lounge of TC1.
Thankfully the floor panels can be removed as one piece.
After one panel had been removed.
One window with fresh silicone mastic to seal it in.
Clock and Speedo on the wall of TC2.
Equipment still inside TC2 after all this time.
Paper trace plotter.
Large spool data recorder.
Kit Spackmans " TILT CONTROL".
More test equipment.
Tony and Steve having a good look round TC2.
Multi Channel junction panel.
Oscilloscope, looks just as good as the day it was made.
Circuit boards, Left hand complete and hand made, right ready to be built upon.
Data control panel.
Wheel axle temperature meters and power, brake application meters.
Turbine control. Any one of the 10 turbines could be monitored from here.
At least the staff got a nice posh BR loo.
While we were looking around we opened a locked tool cupboard and found a large collection of BR A0 drawings dating from September 1970 - June 1976, plus a whole host of equipment instruction manuals and spares.
The operating instructions for the REDCOR data collector that the train carried.
Myself sat with 70+ drawings that we found.
September 1970. Hawker Sydney Tilt until, Dowty Brake until drawings.
Myself showing off our major finds while sat at "Tilt Control".
Despite the floods it turned out to be a very fruitful day.
All the material found will need to be catalogued and then stored away for safe keeping.
Next Working Day 9th December 2000.
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