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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Aquila at work

AQUILA AT WORK After a total rebuild by NNR engineering including a new boiler and centre wheelset Aquila is now earning her keep at Pairi-Daiza in Belgium. […]

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D5631 Bodywork Overhaul

D5631 has been taken out of service for a long-awaited bodywork makeover.   The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society own a Class 31 (or, for humble readers of a certain vintage, a Brush Type 2) and over the years some prime 1960s Loughborough metal has slowly been turning back into its original metallurgical condition – certainly […] […]

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Suburban 4 Set Launched.

Those who worked on the project pose with the most recent restoration, Composite Lavatory E43041. The North Norfolk Railway’s “Suburban 4” set of coaches has been formally launched into service following a six year restoration supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, private donors and the NNR. The four coaches were built in 1954/1955 and each […] […]

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W.D. READY FOR THE PAINT SHOP.

W.D. 90775  has been pulled out of the erecting bay ready to be painted. The last job to be done on the W.D. 90775 was to set the valves. Mike Fuller can be seen first setting the pistons to TDC then checking the amount of lead for that position . The W.D. was shunted outside ready […] […]

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