Sheet metal work continues… Plymouth BL Restoration Manager Kevin Klees prepares another portion of the raw sheet metal for installation on the engine hood for on the BL. This image also shows the scale of the BL and its compact size albeit weighing in at around 7 tons!
Clutch work… At the other end of the Restoration Building from the BL, the museum’s Ford 4000 forklift was having its engine removed to have its clutch replaced. Here the engine with clutch removed can be seen sitting on the rear frame of the forklift. The 4000 is a critical piece of equipment to the R&GVRRM. To supplement it, we are seeking the donation of an additional outdoor, all terrain forklift to increase our lifting capability. Have something in working order that might work for us? Please let us know.
Out from under the snow… With a quick spell of warmer weather, the lead switch in Industry Yard had the remaining snow removed and saw some continued excavation. With better weather, this switch will see a complete rebuild.
Engine repair… Again a warmer day allowed our Motive Power Department to tend to some engine repairs on the #1 prime mover of R&GV #1654. Volunteer Dave Peet works inside the engine compartment to loosen the belt tensioner so the three fan belts could be replaced with a matched set of new belts. The Motive Power Department meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30AM in the Industry depot and then after the meeting works on motive power related work, steam and diesel, around the museum. Interested? Please come on out. We always welcome visitors.
Prep for primer… Museum volunteer Joe Nugent wipes down the ceiling of GE 45-tonner RG&E 1941 in preparation for primer and new paint. Joe and volunteer Luther Brefo have been working together on the cosmetic restoration of 1941’s cab.