Category Archives: electrical

An Inspector Calls

With just a few weeks to go before the start of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway’s 2017 operating season things have been busy at Llanfair Caereinion. On Friday 10th March three locomotives were in steam for a visit from … Continue reading

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Workshop Week – Part 2

In this instalment: New parts for couplings Ashpan damper door for The Earl Crinoline for 699.01 #17 overhaul Grondana Couplings The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is unique in the UK for using Grondana Couplings. These feature a centre buffer … Continue reading

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Time To Blow A Fuse

I was inspecting some items of electrical equipment recently and thought I would share a couple of ‘gems’ with who ever can be bothered to look at this blog. This was the inside of a plug on a vacuum cleaner … Continue reading

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New Tubes And Clean Filters

There were two tasks on the list this morning – change a couple of fluorescent tubes and clean the filters on the projector. The snag was that both jobs required an access tower to reach them. Doing the tubes should … Continue reading

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Poor Design

I was inspecting and testing some of 110v extension leads earlier this week. I was not really surprised that all seven had defects that were found during the visual inspection. To be honest in a workshop environment extension leads have … Continue reading

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