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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 - MARCH 2020.

The loco returned to Quainton 23 January.

Covid 19

In order to safeguard the health of our volunteers on the 6989 Work Party all activity on the loco and tender is suspended until it is safe to resume. Stay safe everyone.

 

 

PROGRESS AS AT 27 MARCH 2020.

CURRENT WORKING PARTY:

Charlie Jones (Team Leader), Jeff Jackson, Rod Wallis, Chris Tayler, John Spaull, Allan Vessey, Ian McKenzie, Graham Hart.

Work in Progress:
 A new pair of springs has been fitted to the rear axle and those removed have been sent away to be refurbished. A boiler washout and annual cold boiler inspection have been completed; a hot inspection will be scheduled as soon as the Covid 19 restrictions allow.
 
The regulator rod was found to be slightly twisted and has now been adjusted. The cylinders and valves have been checked and all is in order.
 
CAN YOU HELP?
We are in need of volunteers to assist with the maintenance and support of the loco. 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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8 February 2020.

Graham and Tom guiding regulator rod out of the boiler.

Photo C Jones.


 

 

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23 February 2020.

Regulator rod being tweaked.
Photo C Jones.

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23 February 2020.

Valves stripped for inspection.
Photo C Jones.
 
 

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23 February 2020.

Cylinders inspected.

Photo C Jones.