Monthly Archives: January 2012

Woodwork almost complete on K4 crew cab

The woodwork is almost complete on replacing the rotten bits, thanks to help from Hugh Milton of www.alisonandhughshandmadethings.co.uk I have started to paint it grey (so far, just the bare metal that needs protecting underneath the new wood, but its a … Continue reading

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K4 colours, Nottingham Station codes and history of GXN202

I put the following question to John Thompson (co-author “The Green Machine”) and Ted Angus, both very knowledgeable ex-members of the AFS until it was stood down in 1968: I have known for some time that the AFS used a fair amount of … Continue reading

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Further progress on the K4 Crew Cab

Another full day of work last weekend with young Michael. Wooden ends have been trimmed, and the tinplate that had been badly eaten by the metal-moths has been trimmed back. The one very rotten upright  has been removed and found to … Continue reading

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Events 2012

Our provisional event list for 2012. Monday 13th Feb, 2:30pm.Group visit to London Fire Museum before it closes at end of March. Unfortunately this is only open weekdays, so it means a day off work. (See www.london-fire.gov.uk/OurMuseum.asp) 25 Feb Chesterfield event … Continue reading

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Cheque presentation to the Notts Firefighters Memorial Appeal

Today the East Midlands branch of the Fire Services Preservation Group (www.fspgeastmids.co.uk) presented a cheque for £232 to the Notts Firefighters Memorial Appeal (www.nottsfirefightermemorial.org). This was mainly raised by tombolas run by the ladies in the group at events where … Continue reading

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Progress on the K4 Crew Cab

Today Alison and Hugh and I did some rot removal on the Crew Cab. Seems that a new piece of ash is required for one of the upright frame pieces, together with a few other bits. Some of the old … Continue reading

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