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Sir Nigel Gresley is now out of traffic for overhaul. This will probably take six to seven years and cost about £750,000. If you would like to make a donation towards this overhaul please click on one of the the donate buttons.


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A progress report for the overhaul may be found here.


From January Overhaul 2021

The new end for the atomiser supply pipe with the new nut behind. The hole in the nut will be bored out to suit the connecting pipe.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

1 January 2021

Typical of the corrosion to the bottom edges of the left streamlining. This section cut off the main sheet will be replaced.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 January 2021

The last of the trailing valve crossheads being machined.
Photograph: Richard Swales

6 January 2021

The first loco brakegear linkage components to be refitted, upper brake pull swing link.
Photograph: Alan Evans

15 January 2021

The three new cast iron steam pipes have now been drilled and taped for lubricator connections.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

15 January 2021

One of the loco brake hangers being setup for machining.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

22 January 2021

The loco brake hanger being skimmed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

22 January 2021

The pressed Cartazzi horn liners are being machined.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

22 January 2021

The sides of the Cartazzi horn liners are machined to make them square and the correct width.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

27 January 2021

One of the new liners in place ready for welding.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

29 January 2021

Another set of 3/8" pipe end cones have been machined.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

3 February 2021

The end of the repaired Cartazzi hornstay during fitting.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 February 2021

One of the speed plaques ready for repainting.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

7 February 2021

New blower support fittings with one of the new blastpipe caps showing where they are fitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

15 February 2021

The middle valve crosshead jig that will enable it to be accurately machined.
Photograph:Richard Swales

15 February 2021

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