Working Weekend 26-27th July

The weekend of the 26th 27th July saw just Colin and myself getting on with 5199. We focused on making a start on the wooden frame for the cab floor. It wasn't an official working weekend hence no one else in attendance. The job was more difficult than first imagined. If the wood is to lie flat then there are dozens of bolt and rivet heads that have to be cleared. The router saw plenty of use over
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Working Weekend 28 - 29th June

5199 at Blowers Green. W A Camwell.For once it wasn't pouring with rain at Llangollen and the good weather brought us a good turnout of working members who got on with tasks on 5199 and 6880. 5199 is now coming back together nicely. The boiler is now back in the frames, but still minus it's smokebox door ring. I called in at Tyseley on Friday to chase the item and Bob Meanley was hopeful of receiving
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The boiler is back in the frames

Good news. I've just had some photos from Dave Owen and Robin Matthews showing the boiler going into the frames today, 11th June.Richard Pumphrey, Chairman.var a2a_config = a2a_config || {};a2a_config.linkname = "5199 News";a2a_config.linkurl = "http://www.5199.co.uk/";
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Working weekend 17-18th May

This working weekend was well attended, with a team of 14 and was very warm. The main objective for this weekend was to get all the spring hanger bolts along with their cups and washers and rubber pads all cleaned up and painted into primer. It has to be said they were 'mucky' but the team got stuck into the task and by late Sunday afternoon they were all done and hanging off wires on the footplating
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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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Weekend dates, 2014

These are the working weekend dates for the rest of 2014. Obviously the plan is for 5199 to be in steam well before the end of the year, in fact we hope it'll be the early summer, and once she's back in steam then we'll pile in and help sister project 6880. One of the working weekends I expect to use for the members/shareholders day, more news on that as dates etc. are confirmed.April 19/20May
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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 1-2nd February

A small team of lads, Spud, Mick, Slewey and Dessie, got on with the jobs that hadn't been completed at the previous working weekend. The black paint was put on the bunker and red applied to the buffer beams and the reverser. Spud attacked the eccentrics with a cleaner disc, to remove all the surface rust and they are now ready for some paint.It's good to see the end in sight and know that 5199 should
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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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