PROGRESS AS AT 11TH MARCH 2018.
CURRENT WORKING PARTY:
Jones (Team Leader), Jeff Jackson, Rod Wallis, Chris Tayler, John Spaull, Allan Vessey, Mike Barclay, Ian Mackenzie,
Graham Hart, Steve Underhill (boilersmith), Graham Hope (painter).
WORK IN PROGRESS
LOCO FRAME AND MOTION:
has passed preliminary fitness to run inspection of running gear. Driving wheel tyres profile confirmed in gauge for operation
on current railways by qualified FTR Inspector. Spring tension being set.
TENDER FRAME: 100%
The tender frame and running gear are complete.
The boiler has been refurbished and has passed hydraulic test and out of frames steam test. It is back in the frames and
is currently being prepared
for an in frames steam test as soon as can be arranged subject to boiler inspector availablity. Construction of spark arrester
completed ready to fit in smokebox.
ENGINE CLADDING: 95%
One elephant ear fabrication to finish. Top feed pipe covers refurbished ready to fit.
TENDER BRAKES: 95%
The tender brake system is completed and requires only final adjustment.
TENDER TANK: 70%
Copper feed pipe from Mason's valve to train heat pipe and steam heat pressure gauge in hand.
INJECTORS AND CLACK VALVES: 98%
Injector water feeds need only pipe ends fitting when tender attached.
BRAKING SYSTEMS: 100%
pipework, brake components, controls and gauges fitted.
Only steam heat connection to be
fitted. The cab floor
is part fitted.
LUBRICATION SYSTEMS: 100%
Completed. Valve chest feed pipes reworked.
LOCO CONTROLS 98%:
The sanders, damper doors and ashpan hopper
controls are finished awaiting final adjustment when boiler is in steam.
Painting of the loco is well underway. Both nameplates,
cab number plates, 38G shed plate and smoke box number plate are refurbished ready to fit. The loco will be finished in lined Brunswick
Green with post 56 tender BR logo. New tender build plate 4019 fitted.
CAN YOU HELP?
We are always in need of volunteers to assist with the restoration. You do not
have to be a locomotive engineer - although it would be great if you are - there is plenty to do for all abilities. See the dates when we will be on site above. 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).