The 6989 "Wightwick Hall" Restoration Group
Dedicated to putting 6989 back in steam.


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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 - MAY 2019:

The loco hauled its first passenger service on 2 and 3 March 2019 during our exclusive Supporters' Day Event and Public Launch Event repectively. We will attend to a few small leaks and make adjustments based on crew feedback over the next few weeks. The loco is scheduled to go to the Battlefield Line Oct, Nov and Dec 2019 for running in workings.

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

Charlie

SCHEDULED WORKING PARTY DATES 2019:

19 May loco cleaning day

2 June 2019

28 July 2019

25 August 2019

22 September 2019

20 October 2019

24 November 2019

15 December 2019

 

PROGRESS AS AT 6 MAY 2019.

CURRENT WORKING PARTY:

Charlie Jones (Team Leader), Jeff Jackson, Rod Wallis, Chris Tayler, John Spaull, Allan Vessey, Mike Barclay, Ian McKenzie, Graham Hart, Steve Underhill (boilersmith), Graham Hope (painter).

Work in Progress:
 
The loco has passed its in-frames steam test and operated its first passenger service. Work to be completed:
 
    Adjust and fix snags arising from steaming 2 and 3 March - in hand.
      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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11 February 2019. Stainless steel firebox hole deflector plate fitted.

Photo J Jackson.

 

 

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29 April 2019.

Final connection of steam heat to train pipe.

Photo J Jackson.

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27 April 2019. New axle oil chamber replenisher pots made by Trevor Tremblin.

Photo C Jones.

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5 May2019.

Steam heat feed pipe lagged.

Photo J Jackson.