Posts Categorized: Restoration

Update on WMR 48

Rob Merrifield has taken delivery of some castings, window latch stops to complete the quantity we need for WMR 48, and leaves for reproduction hinges for all the doors of 48. They are quite nice castings. The hinge parts will need drilling and to have pins and bezels made before they are complete ready for… Read more »

Update on WMR 48

  This photo shows the first window fitted into the side of WMR 48. Rob Merrifield is indicating it, partly open. It fitted well, a tribute to the people who made the sash several years ago. The main work was by: The late Don Rudd, who made the sashes; and Bill Prebble, who put the… Read more »

Update from North End Workshop

  In early November North End Workshop took delivery of two buffers donated by our member Ian Jenner. These have been sent to go on WMR Carriage 52 when its restoration has progressed enough to be able to fit them. The original drawgear was scrapped many years ago by a former owner when carriage 52… Read more »

Progress Update on WMR Carriage No. 48

This update is on the Woods safety gate as used by the Wellington and & Manawatu Railway, set up on WMR Carriage No. 48. Photo 1 (below) shows clearly the way the gate is double-hung, on swing arms, so it can close off access to or from the steps towards the ground. When open, the… Read more »

Update on Wab794

In the latest copy of the FRONZ newsletter is an update on Wab794 (which is leased to Fielding & District Rail Society) “On Tuesday 12 September 2017, the Wab was lifted up and wheels removed then placed in the Engine shed to continue with the overhaul. On 1 August 2020, the Wab made it out… Read more »