5th September 2010

We had a good Sunday on the 5th of September with Richard Cadge and Richard Pumphrey making an appearance as well as Hank Fredericks. Richy P brought down the new brake cylinder barrel and seals which we had had made a few years ago.

Time was spent cleaning up washout plugs, numerous pipes and flanges as well as making new gaskets. The steam cleaner was then let loose on various components and the rear of the frames.

Hank cleaned up the threads on the boiler holding down brackets, whilst the backhead cladding was laid out to see what work is required. The highlight though was Richard Cadge having his first taste of Staffordshire Oatcakes for his Sunday lunch over at the Boat!

I went back on the 11th and with Chris Meadowcroft turning up the heat with the oxyacetylene, and we were then able to remove the brake piston rod from the piston.

I then returned on Saturday 18h, when Chris and I managed to get the inside of the frames painted in pink undercoat (and very nice they look too).

A big thanks to Richard Pumphrey for ordering all the paint, and thanks to T&R Williamsons for delivering it on time.


So What’s Next?

The boiler has now been turned on its side and had some of the stays fitted. The stays appear to be a tight fit so will require little caulking.

We have asked to have about 30+ lap-seem rivets changed on the firebox crown along with some boiler barrel rivets. This work is on going as I write.

The vacuum pump is ready to go back on after boring and honing.

The fireman’s side conrod is now back on. The driver’s side crosshead is about to be remetalled and realigned with the slidebars and vac pump.

A new brake piston rod is on order and should be finished next week, made by our friends in Southport Premier Engineering who have made quite a few bits for 5199 in the past.

Off to the SVR in the morning to pickup the new valve rings and before returning to Cheddleton shed to paint the frames (I know you all like the pink).

Still loads to do

ALL are welcome to get stuck in

Will

Hank cleaning up the threads with a devilish grin
Hank cleaning up the threads with a devilish grin. W. Naylor

Richy P trial fitting one of the new gaskets.
Richy P trial fitting one of the new gaskets. W. Naylor

Chris enjoying painting the inside of the frames pink.
Chris enjoying painting the inside of the frames pink. W. Naylor

The frames viewed at the end of the day from the cab.
The frames viewed at the end of the day from the cab. W. Naylor

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Links / Acknowledgements
http://www.trwilliamson.co.uk/
http://www.svr-engineering.co.uk/
Premier Engineering, Southport
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