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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Working Weekend 22-23rd March

This weekend our team was split into two, with most of us staying at Llangollen to get on with the restoration work and some of the team manning the sales stand at the Severn Valley Railway Gala. The two main jobs to be done were cleaning up all the journals on the driving wheel axles. They had to gleam and have no trace of rust or markings. This will enable Mike Pearce to 'blue' the axles and test
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Working Weekend 22-23rd February

The latest working weekend had a good turnout of volunteers and the job list was quite extensive for the two days. By close of play on Sunday afternoon we'd achieved all we set out to do. The jobs included, de rusting and polishing all the coupling rods, which had got a heavy coating of rust and grime covering them. A flexible abrasive wheel mounted in an angle grinder soon gets all the muck off, without
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Working weekend 25-26th January

Saturday and Sunday 24th/25th January saw a good team of guys and gals working on 5199 and 6880. The main objective was to get the frames of 5199 cleaned up and painted inside and out, with black (outside) and red (inside). The job was completed and work progressed to other areas. The journals on the driving wheel sets were cleaned up and made ready for fitting of the axle-boxes. These are currently
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July Update

Sorry for the lack of news but have been rather busy with work, so haven't been down to CVR as much as I would have liked. The last update mentioned the expansion links, well these went off to Tyseley to be refurbished, but a call from Bob told us something we didn’t really want to hear though there is nothing we could do about it. It would appear one set of the expansion links is of a 2800,
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