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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 - DECEMBER 2018:

The formal in-frames steam test was passed on 11 December and the loco has made its first movements under its own steam. We now need to fix snags arising and make necessary adjustments. Painting and lining of the loco is complete.

'Owsden Hall's' tender is attached and ready to run and work has recommenced on our tender tank.

Charlie

SCHEDULED WORKING PARTY DATES 2018:

 In addition to the following dates we often work additional days, watch out for email notifications.

* Check with Rod or Charlie if they will be working this day.

 16 and 17* Dec 2018

 

PROGRESS AS AT 11 DECEMBER 2018.

CURRENT WORKING PARTY:

Charlie 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:
 
The loco ihas passed its in-frames steam test. Work to be completed:
 
    Fit firebrick arch. In stock.
    Fit spark arrester. Constructed ready to fit.
    Fit firehole door deflector plate. In stock.
    Set spring tensions.
    Fitness to run inspection - in hand.
      Check all systems, adjust and fix snags arising.
      Make and fit copper pipe from Masons valve to train steam heat pipe.
    Continue construction of 6989's tender tank.
 
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).  

 

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21 October 2018. Final connection made from sprinkler valve to sprinkler bars in ashpan.

Photo J Jackson.

 

 

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21 October 2018. Piston rod packing gland and oiler feed trial fitted.

Photo J Jackson.

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01 December 2018. Vacuum Retaining Valve piston with new ring fitted.

Photo J Jackson.

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9 October 2018. Floor completed.

Photo C Jones.