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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 - JANUARY 2020.

The loco is scheduled to return to Quainton 23 January. The loco's first cold annual boiler inspection is set for 4 February. 

Work has recommenced on 6989's tender tank.

Charlie

SCHEDULED WORKING PARTY DATES 2020:

2 February 2020 Boiler washout.

4 February 2020 Annual cold boiler inspection.

8 February 2020 HRA Awards Birmingham.

9 February 2020.

8 March 2020.

5 April 2020.

10 May 2020.

 

 

 

PROGRESS AS AT 23 JANUARY 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. Work on 6989's tender tank has recommenced.
A boiler washout is set for 2 February followed by annual cold boiler inspection on 4 February.
 
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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15 December 2019.

Front two sections of tank base primed.

Photo J Jackson.


 

 

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15 December 2019.

Filler ring primed ready to fit.

Photo J Jackson.

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15 December 2019.

Water dispersion dome primed ready to fit to tank top.

 

Photo Jeff Jackson.
 

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12 January 2020.

Last section of tank base derusted and primed.

Photo J Jackson.