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.
A useful meeting was held with one of our potential contractors held at Kidderminster TMD on Thursday, 3rd March 2022. The opportunity was taken to inspect the bogies on D1015 whilst on the pit, including the DTG’s spare bogie. The contractor is confident that costings for our project can be provided at the end of […]
A good meeting was held in Staffordshire with a new potential contractor on Tuesday, 11th January 2022. A further meeting will be held at Kidderminster TMD, after which a quotation for the project should be received in Spring 2022.
The WLA launches its new web site dedicated for D1013’s bogie appeal at https://d1013bogieappeal.uk/
Second draft of “Project Requirements Document” produced.
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