2020 Leaflet

As we will not be attending public events any time soon, we have made available our latest leaflet for 2020 available to download. Or have a preview below …

2019 Blog

December 2019 Firebox palm stays fettled and fitted ready for riveting New throatplate riveted to boiler section New steam heat shut-off valves made and fitted Crank pins and rods measured for machining bushes November 2019 New brasses for side rods rough machined Final welding in of throatplate finished New backhead cladding started Firebox lap seams caulked in October 2019 New … Read More

2018 Blog

December 2018 Eccentrics, expansion links and eccentric rods fitted Splasher to protect vacuum pump made and trial fitted Boiler barrel repair section welded in under supervision of boiler inspector Lower slide bar on fireman’s side aligned and fitted November 2018 Eccentric strap white metal bearings scraped to fit New thrust washers machined for motion components Splash covers made for rear … Read More

2017 Blog

December 2017 Foundation ring refitted to firebox New rocking shaft bearings fully machined New piston rods and injectors received New, fully machined hydrostatic lubricator collected November 2017 Brake shaft fully repaired and trial fitted Rear window protection bars fabricated New cab window and door latches made Foundation ring repairs completed October 2017 Reversing lever, quadrant and rear sander handle installed … Read More

2016 Blog

December 2016 Last remnants of copper firebox stays removed Driver’s side rear cylinder cover repaired Repair section for lower boiler barrel fabricated and prepped Initial machining of under keeps completed November 2016 Machining and trial fitting of axle boxes continues New cylinder drain cock operating mechanism finished Lap seam rivets at throat plate end of firebox replaced Driver’s side rear … Read More

2015 Blog

December 2015 Horn grinding machine undergone successful trials New front section of boiler barrel positioned and drilled All steel firebox stays now removed Majority of copper firebox stays drilled out November 2015 Axle boxes drilled for brass rubbing plates New smokebox assembled and door fitted New front handrails fabricated Front section of boiler barrel removed Superheater header studs removed and … Read More

2014 Blog

December 2014 Rear panels completed for water tank Complete trial build of water tank finished Old white metal removed from slipper blocks Fabrication of horn grinding machine started November 2014 New coupled keeps and guide liners obtained for axle boxes All axle box rubbing plates removed Crack on frame by left leading horn repaired Top panels and baffles for left … Read More

2013 Blog

December 2013 Wasted section of right hand frame cut away Right hand water tank rear panels drilled and trial fitted Front tube plate removed Cleaning of interior of boiler barrel commenced November 2013 Wheels returned from South Devon Railway fully refurbished Smokebox removed from boiler barrel Rivets holding front tube plate in place all removed Last of the steel panels … Read More

2012 Blog

December 2012 Rear drag box cleaned and painted Needle gunned rear inside of frames Final bunker components manufactured – water valve bosses Bunker tool boxes fabricated and painted Front and rear of cab manufactured and painted Cylinder cover studs refurbished November 2012 The rebuilt upper intermediate stretcher riveted to frames Removal and rebuilding of lower intermediate stretcher Rear buffer beam … Read More

2011 Blog

December 2011 Boiler lifted Leading truck removed Wheels removed and sheeted Fames returned to site outside rear of shed November 2011 Springs and brakes removed Under keeps removed and steam cleaned Pony truck compensating beam and crossbeam removed Pony truck spring beam nuts undone. Blastpipe removed from smokebox. Fabrication table built and new bunker floor laid out. First angle drilled … Read More