Class 37 engine unit removed

                            The 28 ton engine and generator unit has been removed due to a generator fault.                           Our 40 ton Grove Allen at work.             […] […]

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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 […] […]

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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 the […] […]

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This week in the boilershop

Premier new outer wrapper being drilled ready for rivetting. 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 intallation Hunslett Colne valley stays installed within built up area. The centre area was built up by ourselves approximately […] […]

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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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WD 90775 Commissioning Complete

  The WD is about to enter service after a nextensive boiler and chassis overhaul. For a footplate video of one of the commisioning runs see  https://www.facebook.com/michael.fuller.1000/videos/10213354040384989/   […]

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