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A progress report for the overhaul may be found here.
 

From January Overhaul 2020

The equal lever of the Gresley conjugated gear has new bushes and is shown on the machine after being bored out.
Photograph: Richard Swales

1 January 2020

The Cartazzi "wedges" have been skimmed by one of our volunteers to restore the correct geometry.
Photograph: Richard Swales

9 January 2020

The trailing Cartazzi horn liners are worn beyond further use. Here the right side one is being carefully removed.
Photograph: Richard Swales

9 January 2020

The keyways in the coupling and connecting rods are being carefully dressed to remove wear and to ensure security of the key when the bushes are pressed in.
Photograph: Richard Swales

9 January 2020

The new steam pipe casting have been delivered and await transporting to contractors for machining.
Photograph: Richard Swales

9 January 2020

The middle gudgeon pin before grinding has to be fitted with a plug drilled with a centre hole so that the pin can be rotated about its cemntre accurately. The plug is fitted at the large end.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

9 January 2020

The boiler lagging is now being fitted.
Photograph: Ken Woods

14 January 2020

The tender filler space is being painted ready to accept the air tanks. Here shown in undercoat.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

15 January 2020

The new valve guide casting is carefully positioned on the valve chest cover before being drilled for its securing bolts.
Photograph: Richard Swales

16 January 2020

The crinoline that supports the streamline casing is being repaired and painted before fitting.
Photograph: Richard Swales

18 January 2020

The air brake tanks have been hydraulically tested and passed by the insurance company.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

21 January 2020

The crinolines are prepared for fitting.
Photograph: Richard Swales

23 January 2020

Insulating the boiler. The insulation is retained with chicken wire.
Photograph: Richard Swales

23 January 2020

Two of the gudgeon pins after return from the grinders.
Photograph: Richard Swales

23 January 2020

All the coupling rod and outside big end bushes have now had keys made and fitted, and the oiling felts fitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

23 January 2020

The knuckle pins that join the coupling rods together have tapers machined to provide best fit in the rods.
Photograph: Richard Swales

23 January 2020

The valve guides are mounted on the valve covers and are examined for their condition.
Photograph: Richard Swales

28 January 2020

One of the valve guides has been replaced by a new casting. It is being fitted to its valve cover.
Photograph: Richard Swales

28 January 2020

All the cylinder relief valves have now been successfully tested at their set blow off pressure. A lot of work has gone in to recovering some of these valves.
Photograph: Richard Swales

28 January 2020

All the crinoline sections, in order of fitting are in front of the loco being prepared.
Photograph: Trevor Camp / SNGLT

28 January 2020

The key ways in the rods show wear so these are dressed. The new keys fitted to the bushes locate in here.
Photograph: Richard Swales

30 January 2020

The backhead cladding is fitted. It can be seen where the numerous large sections were previously cut out for repairs. These have been welded in place.
Photograph: Peter Brackstpone

5 February 2020

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