Working Weekend 19 - 20th April

This weekend the team set about painting the remaining parts of the brake gear and these are now ready for fitting back on the loco. Repainted brake gear - Mike Prior.Mike Pierce has been busy re-metalling the axle boxes and these are also now ready for fitting. Re-metalled axleboxes - Mick PriorOne job that needed to be finished from the last working weekend was the polishing of the rods. The worst
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January Update

A huge thank you to all who have responded to the appeal for funds to help finish the 10 year overhaul on 5199. We're not there yet, so if you're thinking of a loan or share or a donation, I'd still be pleased to hear from you. To help save money and allow some volunteer input into the final push on the overhaul, we plan to have working weekends over the next few months and a working week to finally
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October News

The overhaul of 5199 continues, with plenty of jobs done and a lot more to be done. The major work on the boiler is almost completed, including the replacement of the lower outer side sheets and all the corner patches. The Llangollen boilersmiths have done a superb job. The tubes have been delivered to Llangollen and the installation should start in the next few weeks, once the boiler is turned right
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5199 Overhaul News & Shareholder Appeal

Thank you for visiting the 5199 website,I know it has been a while since we had any web updates, but I now have more time available so this should be the first of our regular updates.As you may know, 5199 is now in the middle of her 10 year overhaul at the Llangollen Railway workshops. Since she was first returned to steam at Llangollen, back in early 2003, she has spent nearly 5 years based there,
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WANTED!

The missing rear radial truck tyre has now turned up at the SDR and the complete wheelset should be back at Llangollen later this week.So come on boys and girls, 5199 needs our help over the next few weekends.Feb16th-17th, & 23rd-24th, with the possibility of other dates too.We have to refit:All the Brake rodding.Eccentric rods and straps.Coupling rods and con rods.A repaired boiler band.Put back front
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