4253 Locomotive
A not-for-profit company run entirely by volunteers
Contact us at: gwr4253@gmail.com

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April 2019images/300/Apr 21 4.jpg

Tapping of the many firebox stay holes started

Throat plate corners dressed to fit foundation ring

Cab windows finished and fitted

Final slide bar aligned and pinned

March 2019images/300/Mar 24 2.jpg

Throat plate dressing and drilling started

New lamp brackets made

Water valve operating mechanism fabricated

Ashpan heat shield fabricated and fitted

February 2019images/300/Feb 17 5.jpg

New motion spring bracket components machined

Ashpan riveting and welding completed

Throat plate edges ground to fit foundation ring

Driver's side bottom slide bar fitted, aligned and pinned

January 2019images/300/Jan 13 5.jpg

Construction of new ashpan continues

Boiler repair patch and superheater header NDT tested

Front tank splashers repaired/refurbished and fitted

Work started on installing new boiler throat plate