This weekend saw yet more work happening on the trolleys. Most of the work was focused on 8W25. Here we see the new seat frame freshly painted before Fletcher got started to fit the side and seat timbers.
K200 soon to become 8W?? before and after a quick paint.
8W25 Soon after receiving a fresh coat of paint.
After many attempts trying to start the engine on 8W25 it was decided to change the magneto. This still didn’t help after a few hours of trying we decided to leave it for the day and move on to the next task.
Saturday night Fletcher turned Master chef and cooked an Amazing Roast!!
With dinner done attention turned to seat and side timbers.
With side timbers on we called it a night.
Sunday morning Fletcher finished the seat timbers and Riley spent the morning sandblasting another 8W under frame (Forgot to get photos). After a few hours blasting the sandblaster blow a hose which put an end to blasting for the day.
Attention then turned back to the engine… After another few hours attempting to start the engine we gave up thinking that there may be no fuel getting into the engine. So the decision was made to complete the engine from a few weeks ago.
With the missing parts back on and the gearbox from the other engine on, It started on crank number 3!! Just goes to show an engine that has sat around from a number of years will still start as if it was new with a bit of TLC!!
After 10 minutes of adjusting the engine, It was running great and the finished Seat frame was placed on!! All thats left now is some painting, Staining and sign writing.
YVG are around almost every weekend so feel free to drop by Maldon Station and see what we’re up to! Or even better if your aged between 15 and 35 and interested in joining the YVG send Fletcher an email for more info – firstname.lastname@example.org