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1140 Update 3.

Posted by davey4270 , 14 June 2018 - - - - - - · 100 views

All is not well at Crymlyn A Shop as, once again, our foreman is in a foul mood.

Apparently it’s his birthday and he has been looking forward to it all year!

Unfortunately his wife has told him that she has a migraine and is going to stay with her mother for a few days.

The boyos are keeping their heads down and applying the final touches t...



Posted by davey4270 , 22 May 2018 - - - - - - · 205 views

One of the Toads for the contract with the Great Western Railway awaits collection outside Crymlyn A Shop.  
​It's made from a PECO kit and has an actual running number from an Aberdare branded Dia AA1 Toad.


1428 under running repairs

Posted by davey4270 , 17 May 2018 - - - - - - · 96 views

After working an empty freight through Pantyfynnon Junction yesterday, see earlier video, a minor problem was found.

Adjustments were required to the balancing of 1428 and her frames are seen here at Crymlyn A Shop receiving attention.   Visible in the background is the cab rear of 1140 and the new build 6 wheel Toad returned for depot brandin...


1428 works through Pantyfynnon Junction.

Posted by davey4270 , 17 May 2018 - - - - - - · 54 views

1428 is being kept busy.  
Here she is seen working empty goods opens through Pantyfynnon Junction.  
Also in the train are a pair of recently completed Toads from Crymlyn A Shop being worked to Swindon for allocation and depot branding.  


GWR contract at Crymlyn A Shop update 1.

Posted by davey4270 , 15 May 2018 - - - - - - · 308 views

Back at Crymlyn A Shop, Dai the Paint applies the finishing touches to the handrails on the pair of Toads being built for the Great Western Railway contract.  
He has been working hard since 6 o'clock!  
We wonder what he will say when the foreman tells him there are more handrails to paint on the other side of the vans?


1140 Update 2.

Posted by davey4270 , 06 May 2018 - - - - - - · 287 views

It’s Bank Holiday here at Crymlyn A Shop and the rear cab sheet for the Andrew Barclay contract locomotive 1140 has been delivered.  
The Minerva Engineering Accountant Ezra Pound has finally cleared the account and the Minerva CEO Ullowsay Law has delivered it.  
Percy Veerance has pulled the locomotive out and trial fitted the...


1428 & 45212 at Pantyfynnon Junction.

Posted by davey4270 , 26 April 2018 - - - - - - · 113 views

The Crymlyn A Shop foreman has “borrowed“ 1428 to work a van train to Pantyfynnon Junction.  
It visited the shops from Landore for minor attention.  
This is quite a change from her usual duties on the Morriston branch auto trains.  
And another working at Pantyfynnon Junction....


1361 at Pantyfynnon Junction.

Posted by davey4270 , 19 April 2018 - - - - - - · 129 views

The Crymlyn A Shop foreman is pleased, for a change, with the reliability of his locomotives.  Unfortunately everyone else is aware of this and regularly borrow them to help out.
1361 is seen here working an empty goods through Pantyfynnon Junction.  We are not sure of their destination, perhaps they will be exchanged with the LM...


Develpoments at Crymlyn A Shop.

Posted by davey4270 , 16 April 2018 - - - - - - · 313 views

Here at Crymlyn A Shop the foreman isn't happy about the further delay to the completion of the Andrew Barclay contract.  
Percy Veerance travelled to NEWGOG to meet collect the new rear cab spectacle sheet sub contracted to Minerva Engineering.  
Unfortunately the Minerva accountant, Ezra Pound, messed up the paperwork and Percy w...



Posted by davey4270 , 13 April 2018 - - - - - - · 263 views

It's been a busy week for Dai the Paint here at Crymlyn A Shop.   He has finished painting and varnishing the wagon order for GLYNCORRWG & DYRRFYN AMMAN.   Percy Veerance will be travelling to NEWGOG to collect the new rear spectacle plate for 1140 which we hope will see much progress next week.   As the pillar drill in Crym...


Graigola Merthyr & Willian Rees.

Posted by davey4270 , 12 April 2018 - - - - - - · 102 views

It’s a lovely spring morning here at Crymlyn A Shop and our foreman’s happy, for a change.

He has received another order for private ownership wagons.

Once again we are being kind to our non Welsh speaking readers.

Dai the paint will have plenty of overtime as he still has to finish off wagons for GLYNCORRWG and DUFFRYN AMMAN, sorry non Wels...


GWR (ax ADR 18) 679

Posted by davey4270 , 08 April 2018 - - - - - - · 315 views

Here at Crymlyn A Shop the Boyos have won a contract (ref AM33/7) from Peckett to construct a locomotive for the Alexandra Docks and Railway company.   This will soon be absorbed by the Great Western Railway and renumbered 679.   Most of the parts are in stock for its construction but unfortunately our foreman is concerned about a lack...


21st. Century Traction Developments at Crymlyn A Shop.

Posted by davey4270 , 31 March 2018 - - - - - - · 122 views

Here at Crymlyn A Shop the foreman has been very concerned with the implications of Teresa May’s announcement about eliminating all forms of traction other than electric by 2040.
After studying the rather long-winded article in the Gauge 0 Gazette about fitting a battery to a strange 0-4-0, Baldrick, the Crymlyn A Shop Gofor, has come up with another “...


1361 at 82G

Posted by davey4270 , 20 March 2018 - * * * * * · 308 views

Another memory from the Crymlyn A Shop archives.

1361 waits her turn on the turntable at 82G.


1338 ready to leave 82G

Posted by davey4270 , 19 March 2018 - - - - - - · 279 views

6810 has already left 82G for her home at 87F.  
1338 will start her return journey to Crymlyn A Shop as soon as her crew are ready to depart.  
We hope her return will put our foreman in a better mood as little progress is being made on the Andrew Barclay locomotive contract.


6810 Blakemere Grange and 1338 await their duties at 82G

Posted by davey4270 , 12 March 2018 - * * * * * · 338 views

The Crymlyn A Shop foreman has a lot on his mind.  
Two of his locomotives have not returned from overhaul at Swindon,  
there's the announcement from Theresa May that all forms of traction other than electric will be banned after 2040  
and he still hasn't discovered who broke his chair.  
Worst of all, Charlie the Chippy has phon...


TEVAN at Crymlyn A Shop.

Posted by davey4270 , 08 March 2018 - - - - - - · 296 views

Under a contract with British Railways, Crymlyn A Shop has refurbished a TEVAN previously converted from a Dia X9 MICA.  The roof was heavily corroded and as BR did not want to go to the expense of a new roof it was covered with felt   The Foreman wonders why it was painted white as it will not remain this clean for long when it enters traffic....


1338 at 82G

Posted by davey4270 , 05 March 2018 - - - - - - · 332 views

1338 is prepared at 82G for her return to Crymlyn A Shop.  
Her fireman is checking through some sacks for suitable lumps of coal while our driver heads to the Khazi to ............... study form.


Sand drier at 82G

Posted by davey4270 , 26 February 2018 - - - - - - · 327 views

Blakemere Grange and 1338 wait by the sand drier at 82G.


6810 Blakemere Grange at 82G

Posted by davey4270 , 19 February 2018 - - - - - - · 325 views

The Foreman at Crymlyn A Shop is concerned that one of his locomotives is missing. 
It was sent to Swindon for overhaul and went missing on it's return!  
6810 Blakemere Grange is seen here on the turntable at 82G.  
Perhaps the 82G foreman has commandeered it for some work.  

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