News and Updates - May to July 2016
Added 31 July
Summer 2016 Fleet News
ONO 59 - Bristol K5G
It has been a busy time in the workshop so far this summer. The major focus of attention is ONO 59, which is having a lot of attention to its woodwork. Both saloons have had the coving plates replaced along with work on the lower deck floor and front bulkhead and platform area.
The front destination box is being rebuilt, lino has been ordered for fitting later in the summer, and some seats are now complete and are being trial fitted.
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Front framework being replaced - 4 June 2016
below - upper deck coving plates replaced, 8 June 2016
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Lower deck 'bench seats' under construction - 4 June 2016
below - rear framework being replaced,10 June 2016
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Upper deck seat frames ready for seat cushions - 4 June 2016
below - two Eastern National Clacton depot allocation plates, recently kindly donated to us for the restoration by Mr Brian Young
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Some of the seats ready for trial fit - June 2016
below - view through rear destination blind windows (awaiting re-fitting of destination blind box) - July 2016
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framework between decks, rear offside - 22 June 2016
below - wiring for nearside indicator receiving attention - 10 July 2016
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cover for front destination box - July 2016
below - old and new - when the seats were removed for conversion to a caravan, the mounting bolts were cut through. A new set has been made.
|above - one week in July - new framework in place, painted with primer, and panelling going on.|
More and larger resolution photos can be seen on this album on our Facebook page
AFY 376 - Austin 16/6
Progress continues with the 16 - the paintwork has been stripped back to a fetching pink primer - not an original Austin top coat option!
AGO 903 - Austin Seven
Both axles are being repaired, the front axle is having new king pins shrink fitted while at the back the torque tube is being adjusted to try and eliminate the 'clunk'.
|AFY 376 - July 2016||AFY 376 - July 2016||AGO 903 front axle - July 2016|
FW 9805 - Ford V8 Shooting Brake
The V8 continues to have electrical problems, the lights are now being rewired to reduce the load on the battery. Ultimately we may have to replace the dynamo with an alternator, more able to provide sufficient charge.
The Austin 12, 18 and Gipsy have all been MOT tested leaving just the Chevrolet coach and Morris Minor van to be dealt with.
FHN 833 - Bristol L5G
Painting continues with some of the body being painted in 'half and half' and the front wings finished in black. The blind on the front nearside bulkhead has been re-fitted.
|rear boot - June 2016||front nearside bulkhead - June 2016|
DFE 383 - Guy Arab
No. 23 has had a replacement steering box fitted and it seems lighter now.
CFW 43C - Honda C 200
The Honda is now back at the Museum after attention away from the Museum, and is now being re-assembled.
GLW 419 - Leyland Merryweather fire engine
The fire engine ventured on to the roads in June for the first time in many years for a test drive following an engine rebuild.
|CFW 43C Awaiting re-assembly, July 2016||GLW 419 on test - June 2016||new lighting in Museum yard|
New LED outside lights have recently been installed along the side of the Museum building, these will greatly assist vehicle movements particularly putting vehicles away after Open Day events! We are extremely grateful to an anonymous benefactor for this improvement to the premises.
Out and About
The Museum's 1945 'utility' Daimler, VV 8934 (Northampton 129) took part at the Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival (external link) in July
Among this year's group visits, we welcomed the Lowestoft Classic Vehicle Club, who visited the Museum in June as part of their annual run.
|Some of the cars belonging to Lowestoft Classic Vehicle Club members at the Museum|
Added 11 July
Installation of new CCTV System at Museum
The Society's facilities at the Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum have been significantly enhanced with the installation of a very comprehensive CCTV system protecting the site.
The board of the Lincolnshire Vintage Society greatly acknowledge the generous £10,790 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Lincoln City which helped to make this improvement possible.
The work was undertaken by local electrical and maintenance contractor Brook and Mayo Ltd and Freedom Fire and Security Maintenance Ltd.
Sandford Award for Informal Learning
We are pleased to announce our participation in the new Sandford Award for Informal learning. The SAIL award is a new award that seeks to commend good practice in informal learning, looking at co-production and community enrichment, strengthening learning in the historical environment, in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University.
The museum has been given 5 tablets and a £1,000 bursary, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The bursary and tablets for SAIL at the transport museum will be used to deliver a digital tagging project relating the social history of the transport collection, enabling visitors to access new enriched information about the narrative of the collection.
Our team will be working with Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society members to record content in partnership with the Musuem and University Partnership Initiative Programme at DeMonfort University and the University of Leicester.
|In attendance for the launch event were Rachel Bryant, Sandford Cascade Co-Ordinator (Bishop Grosseteste University), Volunteers at the Transport Museum, Karen Kendall Adams, (Documentation Officer, Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society), Members of the Board of Trustees (Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society), Sally Porter, Economic Development Project Officer (North Kesteven District Council) and Sam Metz, Sandford Cascade Learning Officer (Bishop Grosseteste University).|
Out and About from the Museum
|A busy day on 25 June -
left - Bristol Lodekka LFW 326 attended the Lindum Group fun day
below, left - AEC Regal FFU 860 attended the North Hykeham Town Council's Hykeham Celebration event
below - Austin Gipsy Fire Tender SVL 185 attended the John De Fraine Classic Car Gathering at the B.S.A Social Club at Aisthorpe
|right - Leyland Olympian B503 FFW took part in the Potteries Omnibus Preservation Society's Potteries Transport Rally and Running Day event based at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke upon Trent, on 22 May.|
Added 30 May
Lincoln Castle Rally report and pictures added.
A new vehicle has joined our collection - JTO 682N - 1975 Enfield 8000
page updated 31.7.16