Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough, PE8 6LR
Tel: 01780 784444
7th September 2017.
Work continues on the boiler. Many volunteer hours have been spent needle-
Inside the workshop a start has been made on removing the motion -
Also on the chassis, the necessary cleaning has begun, removing the debris from the earlier work towards getting the boiler off. And we’ve started tagging the few remaining sections of pipework prior to removing them. It’s easier to describe where they go to/from before the come off.
At the left-
Centre driver crankpin. Not perfect but no catastrophic marks
The view from the footplate. The two pads on which the boiler rests can be seen in the foreground. The rear axle, encased in the roller-
21st September 2017.
Work again continues on the boiler. At last, we’re seeing the end of the flaking rust. Some tubes have been cut free at the firebox end. One of the flue tubes has been cut out in sections, this approach is slow and will get more difficult as we get deeper into the boiler.
Inside the workshop motion disassembly continues -
On the chassis, the brake rigging is taken off and stored for cleanup and overhaul. Part of the sanding gear is off and the cylinder drain cocks have been re moved.
The air pump removed from the loco has been set up on a frame and will be cleaned up and operation checked on air.
In the paint room, the drawing chest has been examined and a number of 73050 drawing identified. At present these are stored rolled up and we plan to flatten them, to make for easier access.
The second container is now up and running.
Rods laid out neatly, tagged, logged and measured.
Brake Pins and Blocks
Boiler putting brave face on things. Dressed up for a ‘Thomas’ day.
The smile won’t last long, thickness measurements suggest that new barrel plates will be needed for both taper and parallel sections.
|Early days at Peterborough|
|The start of the NVR|
|The Brotherhood Overhaul|
|Running in Green 1980-1989|
|The first NVR overhaul|
|Running in Black 2005-2014|
|Somerset & Dorset|
|The North West|
|Blog March 2017|
|Blog April 2017|
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