Following the WLA’s recent order for bogie Pedestal Brackets, a further order has been placed for 16 Bogie Spring Hangers which will be specially forged by WH Tildesley Ltd, one of the leading forged component manufacturers in the UK, based in Willenhall, West Midlands. The Spring Hangers are safety critical components, subject to wear and […]
The WLA has just placed a substantial order (in monetary terms) for four Pedestal Brackets, washers, pins and bushes for D1013 Western Ranger, plus a further two Pedestal Brackets to be kept as strategic spares. The Pedestal Brackets (two per bogie) are major safety critical components located inside the bogie frames which support the suspension […]
Following a recent, very generous donation, the WLA’s Bogie Appeal for D1013’s bogie overhaul has now surpassed £28k! Although the WLA were unable to progress the NLHF route, plans are being progressed to undertake an overhaul, similar to the one carried out on D1062, plus a bit more. Engineering Co-ordinator, Darren Shelmerdine, has outlined his […]
Following recent correspondence with the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) it has been determined that the NHLF would no longer be the right funder for D1013 Western Ranger’s Bogie Project, following the WLA’s Expression of Interest (EOI) application. In the opinion of the NLHF, “the combination of heritage importance, evidence of need and value for […]
The WLA has just submitted an “Expression of Interest” (EOI) form to the NHLF for the D1013 Bogie Overhaul Project. The funding amount was within the £250k to £5m category and our project has been costed out to £756.7k of which the WLA will need to contribute £37.8k if successful. To date we have successfully […]
An excellent meeting was held with the South Devon Railway Engineering Ltd to help clarify further costings required for D1013’s bogie overhaul project (subject to NHLF funding). Items included: Revised costs for a set of six new axles to specification A4 T Costings for the dismantling of all axles and replacing the axle and final […]
Following a quotation for the proposed overhaul of D1013’s bogies, a constructive follow-up meeting was held with Nemesis Rail at Burton Trent, on Tuesday, 13 December 2022. Clarification was needed in a number of areas to agree the extent of work detailed in the WLA’s Class 52 Technical Requirements for Overhaul document. This included provisions […]
A meeting was held with Rob Evans, Manager of South Devon Railway Engineering Ltd on 20 August 2022 to discuss the potential overhaul of the wheel-sets for D1013 Western Ranger. The opportunity was taken to view the potential work involved for the wheel-set overhaul with the WLA’s spare wheel-sets stored at Kidderminster, which includes cleaning, […]
A specialist contractor has now provided costings to undertake the bulk of the overhaul for the bogie sets, (in addition to costings already obtained for re-tyring). Including re-tyring, wheelset overhaul and manufacture of new springs, the estimated costs are £325k per bogie, so a total project value of £650k, including contingencies.
Updated quotation received from the South Devon Railway for the re-tyre of D1013.