This blog aims to follow the restoration of SRJ No. 16, later SJ No.33, by the Roslagsbanans Veterantågsforeningen in Stockholm, as well as our ongoing maintenance of a vintage train on the Roslagsbanan. This is a personal view of our activities, the official site of our group (in Swedish) is linked above.
Please note: all pictures on this blog are taken by me unless otherwise stated, and are copyright. If you wish to use them elsewhere, please contact me.
Monday, 22 June 2015
So, with a picture of our two operational railcars basking in the sun, that brings me pretty much up to date. There will be a short pause While I am working in the Swedish sub-Arctic again, but I will endeavour to update this blog every couple of weeks.
best regards from Sweden, George!
Sunday, 21 June 2015
The year started with further work on roof equipment, specifically the compressed air system that raises and lowers the pantographs. This carried in all new copper pipework supported in oak blocks. In the foreground is thebase for one of the pantographs (almost all the oak blocks for that could be reused from before) and the grey cable will carry the power from the pantograph.
Air pipes disappearing down into B-end cab
The air system was hooked up to our big compressor and tested. Leaks everywhere but many things worked.
Including the horn!
And finally, No.37 decorated and ready to go out on our Luciatåg, pre-Christmas specials that run weekends at the end of November and beginning of December.
The year started with attaching the new canvas to the roof. Lasse had made up a prop to hold the canvas under the edge of the roof while he nailed it down
Control cables being wired back into the electrical cabinate
Once the canvas had been well bedded in with home made roof paint (to the original recipe of carbon and cooked linseed oil) we started building up the various cable runs and equipment mountings. When we laid the canvas, it covered all the holes for screws, bolts, vents, cables etc., so before starting, Lasse and Micke marked the position of each on the roof above. Lasse is now transfering those positions back onto the canvas with a plumb bob.
Cable runs being laid out. Almost all of the original (1940s) boxes were re-useable, only the tops needed replacing.
With the main canvas down, the headlamp housing could be re-fitted. Note the extra strips of canvas to seal the join.
But the result is worth it!
3 pantographs were renovated during the year
Saturday, 20 June 2015
The main focus of 2012 was the roof.