PROGRESS AS AT 5 SEPTEMBER 2018.
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:
We are in the final stages of reassembling 6989 for an in frames steam
test during October 2018.
Work to be done before test:
Final fit new firebars.
Complete ashpan sprinkler.
Finish cab floor.
work to be completed after steam test:
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.
Check all systems,
adjust and fix snags arising.
Make and fit copper pipe from Masons valve to train steam heat pipe.
Painting of loco. Should be completed by end September.
Arrangements are in hand for specialist to line the loco.
Continue construction of 6989 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).