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A progress report for the overhaul may be found here.


From July Overhaul 2021

The right trailing Cartazzi hornstay is carefully ground to provide the correct clearance for the axlebox.
Photograph: Richard Swales

1 July 2021

The right steel steam pipe is fabricated and tacked in situ.
Photograph: Richard Swales

1 July 2021

The brake ejector pipework is fitted, and there's still plenty of pipes to go.
Photograph: Richard Swales

3 July 2021

The middle piston and cylinder cover are fitted, as is the leading middle valve cover and right valve guide.
Photograph: Richard Swales

3 July 2021

The completed conjugated gear assembly in front of the left cylinder.
Photograph: Richard Swales

8 July 2021

The return crank and rod during assembly.
Photograph: Richard Swales

10 July 2021

All the boiler cladding panels are now fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

15 July 2021

The left return crank and rod fitted to the loco.
Photograph: Richard Swales

15 July 2021

A new lower spark arrestor tray has been fabricated.
Photograph: Richard Swales

15 July 2021

The inside of the coal space is being painted. The strap added during conversion for A4 use can be seen.
Photograph: Richard Swales

17 July 2021

One of the stub pipes that fastens to the boiler front plate. Much fun was had fitting this!
Photograph: Darrin Crone

23 July 2021

The smokebox front plate is fitted and the chimney about to be.
Photograph: Richard Swales

27 July 2021

The GSMR (radio) system rack fitted in the tender vestibule.
Photograph: Richard Swales

27 July 2021

The GSMR user interface enclosure on the tender front. The corridor finish painted and the GSMR trunking running along it.
Photograph: Richard Swales

27 July 2021

Over the wheeldrop waiting for the Cartazzi wheelset to be fitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

29 July 2021

With the Cartazzi wheelset in the hornstays are refitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

29 July 2021

The GSMR, water valve handle and handbrake are fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

31 July 2021

With the smokebox assembled the streamlined front can be put on. This is a trail fit without nameplates.
Photograph: Richard Swales

3 August 2021

The front end streamlining being fitted complete with nameplates.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 August 2021

The main intermediate drawbar hand finished to remove all machining marks and to blend the corner radii.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 August 2021

The cod's mouth gear is painted, while the plate in front of the chimney is fitted, and the leading boiler band is prepared for fitting.
Photograph: Richard Swales

5 August 2021

The cab being fitted
Photograph: Trevor Camp

5 August 2021

The smokebox door and cod's mouth fitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

6 August 2021

The little end oiling felts are fitted to the connecting rods. This is the middle being dealt with.
Photograph: Richard Swales

10 August 2021

The operating shaft for the manifold shut off is fitted to a bracket on the cab roof here being fitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

10 August 2021

The last boiler band fillet piece is welded in to position. The cod's month and chimney cowl now fitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

10 August 2021

The ejector exhaust pipe is prepped and painted ready for fitting.
Photograph: Richard Swales

10 August 2021

The new boiler cladding receiving primer paint.
Photograph: Richard Swales

10 August 2021

The left connecting rod is being fitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

12 August 2021

The right connecting rod in place and the return crank back on.
Photograph: Richard Swales

12 August 2021

The general state of finish to the loco on 12 August 2021.
Photograph: Richard Swales

12 August 2021

The OTMR enclosure back in the cab and being terminated.
Photograph: Richard Swales

13 August 2021

The outer superheater cover being worked on while the old blue paint is being rubbed down ready for painting.
Photograph: Richard Swales

13 August 2021

The ejector exhaust pipe is being fitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

13 August 2021

The front of the loco being prepped for painting, screws are being cut down and the left water valve handle being worked on.
Photograph: Richard Swales

17 August 2021

The water scoop operating handle is refitted to the tender. The tender number plate is also fitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

17 August 2021

The first coat of top coat black being applied.
Photograph: Richard Swales

19 August 2021

A new "old" chain to hold up the tender steam heat hose.
Photograph: Richard Swales

19 August 2021

The first coat of black paint applied entirely by our volunteers.
Photograph: Richard Swales

19 August 2021

The first coat of black paint being finished on the cod's mouth doors.
Photograph: Richard Swales

19 August 2021

The new covers to the air pump inlets.
Photograph: Richard Swales

19 August 2021

We now have proper LNER oilers to the loco reverser weigh shaft. One entirely new made by one of our volunteers the other with a new cap.
Photograph: Richard Swales

20 August 2021

There's still plenty of painting around and under the loco.
Photograph: Richard Swales

20 August 2021

Last remaining fitting and split pinning to the vertical hornstay bolts has been completed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

21 August 2021

The brake cylinder piston rod protective gaiters have been fitted to the loco leading cylinders.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

21 August 2021

We are very fortunate, a new set of head lamps have been donated to us. They are in superb condition.
Photograph: Richard Swales

24 August 2021

The left water valve handle has been fitted to the tender front.
Photograph: Richard Swales

24 August 2021

The speedo cables are terminated.
Photograph: Richard Swales

24 August 2021

It's a team effort to install the rest of the grate.
Photograph: Richard Swales

24 August 2021

The tender intermediate drawgear in place.
Photograph: Richard Swales

24 August 2021

A general view of the tender.
Photograph: Richard Swales

24 August 2021

With the tender already gone from the workshop 60007 waits to go in to the daylight for the first time since 2015.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

25 August 2021

Loco and tender in the North Yard.
Photograph: Richard Swales

25 August 2021

The worksplates are refitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

27 August 2021

The vinyl lettering being applied. A museum employee looking on to see what all the fuss is about?.
Photograph: Richard Swales

27 August 2021

As presently finished and looking stunning.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

28 August 2021

Another view.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

28 August 2021

The engine outside the NRM workshop ready for the move to Crewe.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT

28 August 2021

The engine outside the NRM workshop ready for the move to Crewe.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT

28 August 2021

The engine and overhaul team outside the NRM workshop.
Photograph: Nigel Wilson

28 August 2021

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