Author Archives: NVR Wagon Group

April Progress

We have decided to try a slightly different format for the Wagon Group online news updates from now on. This page will be updated on a monthly basis, in order to package a few weeks of progress in one place. … Continue reading

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‘Vanfit’ B786075: Part 3

Unlike the previous update, there is now an abundance of photogenic material with the end of the overhaul firmly in sight! What’s more, we also welcome two new volunteers to our ranks, Stan and Peter. Stan will be looking at … Continue reading

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Website updates

With our “Express Freight” project to restore the NVR van train now physically under way, the Wagon Group website has had a minor overhaul. An introduction to “Express Freight” can now be found here, and our ‘Image Gallery‘ pages have … Continue reading

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‘Vanfit’ B786075: Part 2

Good working progress continues to be made with several small tasks on 1961-built ply-bodied box van B786075, which although essential, are not of a particularly photogenic nature. The chassis cleaning has continued, and the bodysides have received a skim of … Continue reading

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‘Vanfit’ B786075: Part 1

With the overhaul of the roof and bodywork of van B761651 outside in the yard completed in time for winter, attention has now switched to 1961-built van B786075 in the shed. We intend to work on this van until it … Continue reading

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Vanfit B761651: Part 3

With winter now closing in, efforts are being made to complete ‘Vanfit’ B761651 in the yard before it gets too cold and wet to paint. A opportune window of drier weather allowed enough time to complete the overhaul of the … Continue reading

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Vanfit B761651: Part 2

Work has been progressing with ‘Vanfit’ B761651, with the bulk of the works to the roof and bodysides now completed.  Above: Tim and James spent an ambitious session installing the new felt roof covering. The old single-layer felt is being replaced … Continue reading

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