The 6989 "Wightwick Hall" Restoration Group
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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 - JANUARY 2019:

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.

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

Charlie

SCHEDULED WORKING PARTY DATES 2019:

 Check with Charlie

 

PROGRESS AS AT 14 JANUARY 2019.

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 has passed its in-frames steam test. Work to be completed:
 
    Fit firebrick arch. In hand.
    Fit spark arrester. Constructed ready to fit.
    Fit firehole door deflector plate. In stock ready to fit.
    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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12 Jan 2019. Replacement gasket fitted to blowdown valve.

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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14 January 2019. Remedial work on gauge frame in hand.

Photo J Jackson.

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9 October 2018. Floor completed.

Photo C Jones.