Friday, May 25, 2007
Success - well sort of
We did get the engine started yesterday, which is of course great news, and what we've been waiting for these last thirteen months. But we couldn't run it, because of a fault in the oil system. As far as I understand it, the pipe leading from the pressure relief valve was of too small a bore, meaning that the oil pressure was going much too high. So that's been taken away to be modified, but this being a busy weekend (with Crick and Barry Hawkins' open day, both of which we plan to visit on Sunday) nothing's going to happen until next week. A setback, but we hope a minor one.
Today I've painted half the roof, and have now run out of raddle red, and touched up various other bits (heavens, is that really all I've done? It did take all day, honest). Tomorrow I touch up the blacking and, I suppose, make a start on the brass. It's sad to think that we shall be leaving here soon as we've met so many brilliant people and had such a lovely time, but the time has come to move on to new adventures ...