NER Autocar - restoration progress

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by 52D » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:40 pm

A track test between a sprinter and the Autocar may persuade Northern that retro is the way to go.
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by Autocar Publicity » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:36 pm

We won't charge them for unregistered design right...

The newsletter is at the printers and the electronic copies went out over a week ago (if any members haven't got theirs, PM me).

Down at Loughborough, earlier today there was an inspection and a short test run in the yard.
10-03-16 Pit (PF).jpg
10-03-16 LB Yard (DJM).jpg
(Photos courtesy Peter Field & David Moore).

A longer trip is due soon but no dates as yet.

We'll be at York model railway show over Easter, so if you're going, for the latest news, drop by our stand on the second mezzanine & say hello.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by Autocar Publicity » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:25 pm

And a longer trip yesterday. We're still sorting through photos & videos but two low res pics from Alan:
AC testing 17-03-16.jpg
AC testing 2 - 17-03-16.jpg
The newsletters have been printed and the first batch despatched today, the others to go Monday.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by mick b » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:57 am

5* well done.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by 52D » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:31 pm

As i predicted a while ago first runs are looking like the delivery of an old fashioned HGV chassis.
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by Blink Bonny » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:02 am

Ay up!

Reminds me of a test run of a model diesel without the body! Well done all!
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by Autocar Publicity » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:35 pm

Thanks lads.

Another view, courtesy of the test driver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tONHtVfQ9MA

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by 52D » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:48 pm

Im presuming that this is a known pic at Scarbro http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scarborough-R ... Swx-9Wzbf8
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by Autocar Publicity » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:03 pm

Yes, but thanks for the thought. If anyone sees a photo of the autocar they aren't sure if we have, please do let us know. Thanks.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by jwealleans » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:56 am

I see they hung the safety chains over the buffers - we have to do that on the model one as well or they catch on the trackwork.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by billbedford » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:57 am

The two chains visible in that photo are for limiting the rotation of the bogie. Such devices were common on some pre-grouping coaches.
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by jwealleans » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:07 am

Ah, right. Thanks, Bill - I've learned something.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by Autocar Publicity » Thu May 19, 2016 7:57 pm

More positive news - we've had a second test on the GCR, this time running all the way from Loughborough to Leicester and back four times at around 30mph. The engineering team were very happy with the results and the chassis has just been returned to Embsay ready for the body to be attached. There's a newsletter due shortly and this will have a full report and more pictures. Both of the stills below and the videos are courtesy of Peter Field, many thanks to him for these.
29-04-2016 5ER PF.jpg
The chassis at Rothley on one of the second day runs.
29-04-2016 9ER PF.jpg
And at Loughborough, also on the second day of testing.

Two more video clips of testing:

https://youtu.be/4KG3ei_pep8 from the first test and

https://youtu.be/cRqXt6ZN7g4 from the second.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by 2392 » Fri May 27, 2016 6:16 pm

Certianly wouldn't or at least shouldn't have any problems with the "air conditioning" :lol: :roll: :wink: , running the Autocar like that. Seriously though great work you Guys. Look forward to the day, along with the Auto trailer you/they visit the North Yorkshire Moors and run opposite the resident Class 101 DMU.

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