Blog: Tramway Engineering

Taking Shape

Taking ShapeProgress continues to be made on the restoration of ‘Bluebird’, LCC 1, which is starting to take shape once more. From the vantage point of the public ‘Restoration Workshop Viewing Gallery’ it is apparent that the interior fittings have been taken from store and the...

Trucks Anyone?

Trucks Anyone?It has been a busy week at the Museum, with maintenance work taking place in the Exhibition Hall, ready for Bournemouth 85 arriving later in the year, and whilst that was happening, we also had a team of our Workshop staff and volunteers, working down at our off site...

LCC 1 Update – Pipework Puzzles

LCC 1 Update – Pipework PuzzlesOn Friday 5th May, we took another major step forward with our LCC 1 restoration project, as we had air going through parts of the system of pipes and valves for the first time in over 50 years! Over the last few months, members of our workshop team have been working...

LCC1 Bluebird – Electrical Progress

LCC1 Bluebird – Electrical ProgressPeter Whiteley, the volunteer lead on the electrical system for Bluebird, checks the feel of a newly installed controller. Possibly imagining what it is going to be like to drive the iconic tram. First generation trams had either two axles, each carrying an electrical...

LCC1 Bluebird Update

LCC1 Bluebird UpdatePipe Dreams – Or Nightmare? You may recall from our previous blog report on Bluebird (December 13th) that the extensive air supply system had been set out on a wooden platform to provide a template for reconstruction? The body of the car continues to take shape and...

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