NER Autocar - restoration progress

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by S.A.C. Martin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:38 pm

Excellent work everyone. Beautiful stuff. There's some real gems coming out of the woodwork in LNER places...

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by 52D » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:56 pm

Ducks for cover mentioning other railways on here but this is in context with this post, please look at this link. www.flickr.com/photos/berwickspotter/41 ... ed-public/
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by manna » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:35 am

G'Day Gents

Another one!!! but what an interesting find, I'm always amazed how these old coaches survive, in sheds, barns and inside house's, hope this one will be put back into running order to.

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PS, I hope one somebody will find a LNER Sentinal steam railcar. :wink:
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by richard » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:50 pm

Unlikely, but a Clayton Trailer did survive long enough to be a holiday home/hut. I strongly suspect it has been scrapped by now though.
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by Wavey » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:37 pm

richard wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Unlikely, but a Clayton Trailer did survive long enough to be a holiday home/hut. I strongly suspect it has been scrapped by now though.
Yes it was a holiday cottage on the east coast near Hornsea at Cowden. It eventually fell into the sea because of erosion.
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by manna » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:59 pm

G'Day Gents

Any news on the 'Autocar', been a couple of months, can't be far off completion. :D

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by sawdust » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:54 pm

From experience, I can tell you that the last mile of a project like this is the most hectic time.

Please do be understanding if they can't update things here as often as you'd like.

The number of little jobs to do just seems to explode like crazy.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by manna » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:46 am

G'Day Gents

No problems, I can wait, just wondering.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by Autocar Publicity » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:09 pm

Wonder no longer... (Sawdust is perfectly correct and when you have family ill as well, it's doubly hectic!)

The newsletter was e-mailed out Friday afternoon, with the hard copy at the printers. Detailed news in there, but - we have a launch date. We anticipate October will see the autocar return to service after an 88 year career break. Initially for members & guests only, it will be available for public service at a later date - one problem is there's currently no heating, so a regular winter service is unlikely in 2018/19.

We met yesterday and distracted the painters, busy giving the autocar its vermillion and ivory livery. The engine-room roof is now replaced and all the old familiar gaps in sides and roof filled. 3170 is doing a very passable impression of a vehicle almost ready for service. There are still some mechanical and control bits to take care of but that work is scheduled and we plan to do some testing during September.
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by manna » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:46 pm

G'Day Gents

Wonderful news, I though you would be close to completion, Congratulations to everyone on a job well done.

Not bad, only three generations between service's. :D

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:20 pm

Nice article in latest Heritage Railway mag (no,244) covering the Autocar
Its all looking good
Well done everyone!

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by Autocar Publicity » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:53 pm

manna wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Not bad, only three generations between service's. :D
manna
No point in rushing into things!

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. The printed newsletter's gone out, members should all have got their copies and launch invites by now. (PM or e-mail me if you haven't). Two photos of recent work below, both courtesy Alan Chandler.
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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by Autocar Publicity » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:16 pm

If you were by the lineside of the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway this Wednesday afternoon, you'd have seen something few, if any, living people have seen: an autocar running in NER livery. We took 't'owd lass' out for a run for some brake testing and (at least some of the time!) the sun was shining. So, a sneaky preview of the launch, with one of Alan Chandler's photos below.

Back to the grind, there's still work to do, despite the apparently finished appearance in the photo, and we'll have the autocoach to polish up ready for the launch/members' day next month to recreate the Poppleton Junction photo of the autocar and autocoach.
Brake test 6-9-18 (AC) ER LF.jpg

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by sawdust » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:46 pm

Absolutely superb! Congratulations for getting there with such a complex project.

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Re: NER Autocar - restoration progress

Post by manna » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:54 pm

G'Day Gents

Brilliant, so happy to see it running again :D

manna
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