PROGRESS AS AT 10TH OCTOBER 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 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 tension being set.
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 before year end subject to boiler inspector avaiablity.
ENGINE CLADDING: 95%
One elephant ear to finish.Top feed pipe covers refurbished ready to fit.
TENDER BRAKES: 95%
The tender brake system is completed and requires only final adjustment.
TENDER TANK: 70%
Needs only copper feed pipe from cab control to train heat pipe fitting.
AND CLACK VALVES: 95%
feeds complete ready for final assembly. Clack feeds complete ready for final assembly. Injector water feeds need only pipe
ends fitting when tender attached.
LOCO BRAKING SYSTEMS: 90%
Driver's vacuum release valve and vacuum gauge pipework completed. Small section of pipe
to be made and fitted to ejector.
Cab controls 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, cab number plates, 38G shed plate and smoke box number plate are refurbished
ready to fit (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. Top coating
of boiler barrel,firebox, cab and splashers underway.
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).