This week in the works

The boiler from Hastings is being rivetted using our rivet squeezer. The squeezer is adjustable up to 70 tons force. The squeezer is pulled clear ready for the next rivet.   The squeezer is now  re positioned on the front tubeplate ring Squeezed   And the boiler is turned ready for the next rivet.   […] […]

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December in the works

Midland Railway Centre’s Jinty boiler . The new corner inserts are welded in. NN Railway Engineering have six staff who are coded welders. We also hold 10 approved welding procedures to cover all aspects of locomotive welding. The barrel section is lifted into place And is now rivetted. Newcastle Museum’s Bagnal 401 ready for despatch. […] […]

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This week in the boiler shop

Agecroft No 3 The firebox is being refurbished. All of the rivets are to be replaced  and copper welding repairs made to the plates. Robert putting over the head of a corner rivet.   Whilst Olly is inside holding up. Premier ready for the throatplate rivets. The backhead rivets now complete. AES 5 from Luxembourg […] […]

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Activities in the works this week

Hunslet boiler for Colne Valley Railway positioned to finish stays. New clack valves for Pairi Daiza Locomotives. New pistons for 9F Black Prince. New pistons for 9F Black Prince tapped for piston stays. AES 5 from Luxembourg leaves Fond de Gras… … and arrives at Wybourne. This boiler is in for copper welding repairs to […] […]

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This week in the boilershop

Premier new outer wrapper being drilled ready for riveting. The firebox girders are now complete. Robert pilot drilling rivet positions. Jon making progress on the RSH firebox. Jinty sling stay brackets crack tested and awaiting installation. Hunslett Colne valley stays installed within built up area. The centre area was built up by ourselves approximately twenty […] […]

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THIS WEEK IN THE BOILERSHOP

The jinty boiler is now fiited with crown stays, The Premier Firebox is having the girder stays fitted. These must be accurately fitted in order that the crown is evenly supported, The RSH firebox ends have bee formed , They will be trimmed and prepped and mated with the wrapper plates. The super heaters for […] […]

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