10th October 2010

Well a very successful Sunday to report of. With the 5199 boys of Richard Pumphrey, Hank Fredericks and myself being assisted by the Churnet’s Tony Wooliscroft and Richard Wheatcroft, we managed to achieve all of the day’s targets, which were;

- Re-assemble the vacuum brake cylinder and fit it back into the frames
- Put the Vacuum brake pump back on
- Finish dismantling the blastpipe ready for shotblasting, (it is rather bunged up with carbon)

We also knocked out 2x fitted bolts whose heads were burnt off to get the tanks out. These are now in the capable hands of Noel at Premier Engineering to make some brand new ones.

Boiler Update

It was hydrauliced on Friday. 2 points of leaking were revealed, one around the regulator and a leaking seam. These are now being attended to and there’s a small possibility of a steam test this coming Sunday.

Moving forward

The valves should be going in this week on Wednesday, when myself and John Marrows will be getting stuck in. I look forward to reporting back on this operation. There are also numerous other items that need completing, some as challenging as doing some painting! If you are able to help please get in touch.

Will Naylor

Richy P knocks the Vac Cyl lid on, as Tony and Rich hold the body steady
Richy P knocks the Vac Cyl lid on, as Tony and Rich hold the body steady. W. Naylor

All smiles as the Cylinder is lifted up for fitting below the cab floor
All smiles as the Cylinder is lifted up for fitting below the cab floor. W. Naylor

The two Richards knock the old bolts from the water tank out
The two Richards knock the old bolts from the water tank out. W. Naylor

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