BRED has recently undertaken a major overhaul on Battle of Britain '222 Squadron' which is assigned to Gosport Shed. '222 Squadron' was experiencing poor running and was prone to getting dirty wheels. A new chassis was ordered and fitted to the light pacific which is now running well leading to improved operations on the Southern Region.
The replacement of the B12 with a K1 should lead to significant improvements in the performance and reliability of mixed traffic motive power on the Eastern Region.
The 61xx is known to be prone to valve gear jamming. This occurred on two separate locomotives this morning. However, repairing the problem was relatively simple and undertaken by BRED under traffic.
It has been a busy time for the Banbury Connections Rolling Stock and Engineering Department (BRED). Following the shed repairs, about 12 roofs were damaged. This has led to the write off of about 4 vehicles and significant roof repairs being made to numerous others. Nevertheless, work around the clock, in conjunction with the permanent way department, has seen the railway returning to working order .
BRED (Banbury Connections Rolling Stock and Engineering Department)
The rolling stock update is produced by BRED and looks at changes and repairs of notable interest to the Banbury Connections fleet. Some past projects can be found under the resources section of the website. If you are curious about the performance of a particular locomotive feel free to contact us and I will endeavour to provide a fair assessment of any models we own.