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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

We managed to find a replacement air tank for the coach.
Photograph: Mark Ashley

25 February 2021

One of the machined Cartazzi bearings.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

26 February 2021

The new bolts and nuts for the brakeshaft bearings made by Engineering Team volunteers.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

4 March 2021

The new blast pipe caps and blower ring in position.
Photograph: Richard Swales

5 March 2021

The air system relief or safety valve has been overhauled and tested.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 March 2021

The last bushes pressed in to the loco brake hangers were for the centre brake block pin.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 March 2021

The brake hangers receiving a coat of paint before fitting.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

10 March 2021

The handbrake bracket from the tender front has a new bearing fitted. The pits are original casting defects.
Photograph: Richard Swales

12 March 2021

The right outer Carttazzi hornstay fitted after repair.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

12 March 2021

The main intermediate drawbar being machined.
Photograph:Tony Bickerstaffe

17 March 2021

The leading brakeshaft in position and the right bearing.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

17 March 2021

New brake pins for the link between the trailing brakeshaft and vacuum cylinder.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

20 March 2021

The trailing brakeshaft in position, with safety link and pull rods.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

26 March 2021

The boiler top pad for the manifold has been prepared for fitting the manifold.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

26 March 2021

The tender vestibule bellows with new top corner rubbing plates during refurbishment.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

30 March 2021

The tender has been prepared to receive the vestibule bellows.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

30 March 2021

The left steam pipe is having a new section inserted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

31 March 2021

The leading brakeshaft and lower brake rigging in position.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

1 April 2021

The brake rigging looking back under the trailing brakeshaft.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

1 April 2021

The middle steel steam pipe is now ready for final welding.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

1 April 2021

The middle piston valve and covers in place.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

1 April 2021

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