The 6989 "Wightwick Hall" Restoration Group
Dedicated to putting 6989 back in steam.


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10 December 2018. Warming fire lit in preparation for successful formal steam test on 11 December.

Photo C Jones.

NEWS FROM CHARLIE JONES - OUR CHIEF ENGINEER - FEBRUARY 2020.

The loco returned to Quainton 23 January. The loco's first cold annual boiler inspection was passed on 4 February. A hot inspection is  scheduled for 12 March. We are also attending to minor repairs and some adjustments based on crew feedback.

Work has recommenced on 6989's tender tank.

Charlie

SCHEDULED WORKING PARTY DATES 2020:

8 February 2020 HRA Awards Birmingham.

9 February 2020.

8 March 2020.

5 April 2020.

10 May 2020.

 

 

 

PROGRESS AS AT 10 FEBRUARY 2020.

CURRENT WORKING PARTY:

Charlie Jones (Team Leader), Jeff Jackson, Rod Wallis, Chris Tayler, John Spaull, Allan Vessey, Ian McKenzie, Graham Hart.

Work in Progress:
 A new pair of springs has been fitted to the rear axle and those removed have been sent away to be refurbished. Work on 6989's tender tank has recommenced. A boiler washout and annual cold boiler inspection have been completed; a hot inspection is scheduled for 12 March.
 
Work on the snagging list following operation at the Battlefield Line are in hand.
 
CAN YOU HELP?
We are in need of volunteers to assist with the maintenance and support of the loco. If you want to help you need to be a member of the Quainton Railway Society - for insurance purposes. Interested? Contact Charlie Jones on 01525 635860, or Jeff Jackson on 01278 781649 (before 20:00).  

 

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8 February 2020.

Graham and Tom guiding regulator rod out of the boiler.

Photo C Jones.


 

 

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15 December 2019.

Filler ring primed ready to fit.

Photo J Jackson.

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15 December 2019.

Water dispersion dome primed ready to fit to tank top.

 

Photo Jeff Jackson.
 

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12 January 2020.

Last section of tank base derusted and primed.

Photo J Jackson.