PROGRESS AS AT 5 AUGUST 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 tensions to be set when boiler full.
TENDER FRAME: 100%
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 after steam test. New firebars and brick arch procured. Ashpan sprinkler under construction.
ENGINE CLADDING: 99%
A few pipe transit trims left to do.
tender brake system is completed and requires only final adjustment. Work in hand on 6984 tender connections.
TENDER TANK: 70%
recommenced on construction of tank.
STEAM HEAT: 97%
Copper feed pipe from Mason's valve to train heat pipe and steam heat pressure gauge in
INJECTORS AND CLACK VALVES: 98%
Hydrant connections being fitted to injector overflow pipes.
BRAKING SYSTEMS: 100%
pipework, brake components, controls and gauges fitted.
Only steam heat connection to be
cab floor being fitted.
LOCO CONTROLS 98%:
Awaiting final adjustment when boiler is in
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