PROGRESS AS AT 20 TH AUGUST 2017.
CURRENT WORKING PARTY:
Charlie Jones (Team
Leader), Jeff Jackson, Rod Wallis, Chris Tayler, John Spaull, Mike Tayler, Allan Vessey, Mike Barclay, David Sharp,
Ian Mackenzie, Graham Hart, Steve Underhill (boilersmith), Graham Hope.
WORK IN PROGRESS
LOCO FRAME AND MOTION: 95%
Loco currently over inspection pit
to check axle bearings, all running gear fixings and to clean as necessary. Driving wheel tyres profile confirmed in gauge
for operation on current railways by qualified FTR Inspector.
TENDER FRAME: 100%
The tender 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, aiming for October 2017.
ENGINE CLADDING: 95%
One elephant ear to finish.Top feed pipe covers in hand.
TENDER BRAKES: 95%
The tender brake system is completed
and requires only final adjustment.
Work on hold.
STEAM HEAT: 95%
Needs only copper feed pipe from cab control to train
heat pipe fitting.
INJECTORS AND CLACK VALVES: 95%
Injector steam feeds complete ready for final assembly. Clack feeds complete
ready for final assembly. Injector water feeds need only pipe ends fitting when tender attached.
BRAKING SYSTEMS: 90%
Driver's vacuum release valve and vacuum
gauge pipework almost completed. Small section of pipe to be made and fitted to ejector.
now being final fitted. The
cab floor is part fitted.
LUBRICATION SYSTEMS: 100%
The sanders, damper doors and ashpan hopper controls are finished
awaiting final adjustment when boiler is in steam.
Both nameplates, 38G shed plate and smoke box number plate are fitted (38G refers to the
shed code designation of Quainton by Steam Railway some years ago). The loco will be finished in lined Brunswick Green with
post 56 tender BR logo. New tender build plate 4019 fitted.
Painting of the loco is underway. Most of the green parts of the loco have
had 3 coats of primer and one topcoat.
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).