Author Archives: Stathis Tsolis, NRM Conservator

About Stathis Tsolis, NRM Conservator

Conservation Manager (NRM) MA Historical Archaeology, University of Bristol, 2007 BA Conservation of Antiquities & Works of Art (TEI Athens, GR)

Conserving a model wagon

This is a post written by Museum Volunteer Philippa Beesley. Volunteering in the National Railway Museum’s Conservation Department is exciting, challenging and essential for professional development. Despite being a qualified objects conservator, the work involves the new challenge of large … Continue reading

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the 14th Carriage Restorers’ Convention 9-10 November 2013

The carriage restorer’s convention is an annual event and it is about restoration and networking with restorers from all over the UK. Our museum hosted the very first convection in 1999 and we were delighted when we were asked to … Continue reading

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Restoring a 1940s railway sign

If you’ve arrived here recently via our City Entrance (the one nearest the railway station), you’ll have noticed a newly restored sign just outside our front gate. This sign is believed to be original, and in place since the late … Continue reading

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How to clean a 124-year-old model ship

We have recently completed the conservation of two of our ship models. It may sound unusual that the National Railway Museum collection includes maritime artefacts – but bear in mind that over the past 100 years, ferry services played a … Continue reading

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LMS Steam Weekend: applying LMS varnish fix transfers

Over the past 15 months, we’ve been restoring the 5987 LMS 3rd Class Corridor Brake. Our original plans for a Period III livery scheme (1940-49) were changed when Adrian Ashby, painter and leader of the Duchess support crew, had the … Continue reading

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Conserving ‘The Shark’: part 3

This is the third and final part in a series of blog posts written by Robin Gibson, who’s working on the conservation of an 1860s locomotive model. Read part 1 and part 2 The weeks have passed so quickly here at the Conservation … Continue reading

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Cleaning Hogwarts Castle

Hogwarts Castle, the locomotive from the Harry Potter films, arrived in the Museum on Tuesday. She was grubby as expected for a working steam locomotive (maybe a bit more than expected). We immediately got busy in order to give her … Continue reading

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