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The British Railway Stories: Episode 2, Complete Episode


“Veto a V2!” – Original Air Date, 20th August, 2007. This episode has been remastered with a restored soundtrack, and its original filmed scenes. There are subtle differences between this version and that which aired on Youtube in two parts, three years. This story is about a mixed traffic steam engine named Herbert – who is afraid of cows…upon arrival at the yard, it’s up to Herbert shows Sir Ralph what mixed traffic engines can do (and why Sir Ralph shouldn’t run hot while running!) You can find more information on the original Episode Two here: www.britishrailwayseries.com The companion eBook to The British Railway Stories, “Tale of the Unnamed Engine” is now available for purchase on the Amazon Kindle, and other eBook formats! Available worldwide and priced at £4.99, the new eBook recounts the origin story of the YouTube series’ favourite characters! Follow this link to purchase the book, written by Simon AC Martin and illustrated by Dean Walker: Music by Kevin Mcleod, Incompetech.com The contents of these videos, including all text and photos (except where credited otherwise) are ©The British Railway Stories Ltd & Simon AC Martin

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2nd Model Steam Engine Complete


This is the 2nd engine I have built. Hopefully the video is a little better quality. I made or cast all the pieces except the brass rod, crank bushings, copper tube & fittings, and the bolts. It is a double acting piston valve engine. The valve was the most difficult part to figure out. I wanted to make a vertical steam engine, but not buy a kit since I am trying to learn metal casting and how to use a mill and lathe. This is the result – a combination of several designs I have seen others make. Thanks for viewing!

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Complete disinfection of MRSA, Cdiff organisms with steam cleaning

Cleanliness in the health care sector has never been more critical. Studies comparing cleaning methods within hospitals are ongoing however a recent Literature Review entitled â??Control of the Environment’ has concluded that steam cleaning is very effective, particularly for periodic deep cleaning of hospital environments. It also references advantages in that soft furnishings can be cleaned in situ using this method.

 Test results show complete disinfection of the surfaces assessed of the test organisms, these included MRSA, Acinetobacterand Clostridium difficilespores. An additional study was performed to assess the potential aerosolisation of microorganisms, however the result showed that there was no evidence of dispersion of viable organisms.

 Chemical free steam cleaning therefore offers many advantages over alternative methods. Soft materials such as bed curtains and blinds can be cleaned in situ. Materials and surfaces are left clean and odour free with minimal amounts of water residue. Mould, bacteria, mildew and any remaining chemical contaminants are easily removed.

Additionally glass and mirrors can be left with smears of chemical residue after normal cleaning; it is this residue that attracts dust and dirt thereafter. Dry steam cleaning leaves glass and mirrors streak free and clear of chemicals.

Clean Sweep has now added steamers to their hire fleet to complement the range of floor care machines available for hire anywhere in the UK.

Steamer models range from the SO4500 at 4.5 bar pressure to the MD8000 at 8 bar. Models are provided with hoses and extension tubes and are available with and without a vacuum function.

Non chemical sanitisation is undoubtedly improved by the use of a vacuum facility with the steam cleaner. Steam loosens the organisms which are then sucked into the recovery tank. Chlorine tablets placed in the recovery tank add to the anti-bacteria effect.

Food preparation facilities in hospitals can also utilise steam to clean and sanitise fridges and freezers in one easy step. Stainless steel worktops can also be left clean and polished without the use of chemical or excessive man hours.

The recent review however does site some constraints, namely health and safety issues associated with steam hoses, electric cables and activation of fire alarms. It is important that intensive and ongoing training sessions are put in place and adhered to.

The Scottish Government endorsed steam cleaning initiatives last year when it invested heavily in steam cleaners for Scottish hospitals.

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon was quoted as saying:

“Cleanliness is crucial in our hospitals and is a simple way to help combat infections like MRSA and C.diff.

“Steam cleaning is a particularly effective way of cleaning areas affected by C.diff and substantially increasing the number of steam cleaners available to the NHS will ensure they are available locally when needed.”

Flexible short and long term hire agreements are offered from the Clean Sweep UK team. A fixed delivery charge applies irrespective of site location within the UK. Orders placed before 10 am will be delivered the next day or before if possible. Any service calls placed before 3 pm will receive an engineering visit on the next working day.

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Overhaul nearly complete for Age of Steam icon

Overhaul nearly complete for Age of Steam icon
One of Britain’s most iconic steam trains will return to the rails with the help of Greater Manchester heritage railway enthusiasts.

Read more on BBC News

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