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Boiler Trial Fitted

The boiler has been trial fitted into the locomotive to determine clearances and any other work needed before the tubes are fitted and an hydraulic test carried out. The work on the firebox is complete and the front taper section has been bolted on. The smoke box will be connected too before further work takes place.

Boiler Front Taper section

The front taper section with the front tube plate has been fitted to the rest of the boiler and firebox at Tyseley.

The next job will be to fit the tubes

Latest news from Tyseley

work continues on the boiler with the new front tube plate now fitted to the new front boiler section. Work finishing the firebox stays has also been completed. Finally work on the vacuum pump is being untaken to refurbish it.

Vacuum Pump

Vacuum Pump Piston

 

 

AGM weekend

our AGM was held in Llangollen on Sunday 14th October with a good turnout of Members attending at the Hand Hotel.

during the day we welcomed Michael and Patricia Hayden who have donated their model of No. 6800 Arlington Grange to the Society. The locomotive is now on display outside the Henry Robertson Suite shown here.

michael and Patricia became our latest members too.

Progress at Tyseley

Much of the firebox is complete now with a large number of the stays added. The reamainder will be fitted within the next week or so. These views show the quality of workmanship being achieved. It’s easy to see where the money goes in refurbishing the boiler to such a high standard.

The smoke box awaits fitting.

the locomotive sits outside temporarily whilst awaiting the wheel drop to sort out a few issues with frame rivets.

Work starts on the Tender

with agreement in place to hire the 4,000 gallon tender belonging to the owner of  2-8-0 No. 3814, our team started sanding down the metalwork in preparation for painting into BR Western green.

Betton Grange moves to Tyseley

On the 25th June the locomotive was transported to Tyseley in readiness for the boiler to be fitted. This should take place during the summer.  Once complete the movement back to Llangollen will be start of the work needed to finish the locomotive.

Yes we are getting very close to finishing the job. Right now we’re seeking sponsors for the Superheater elements, twenty one of each are needed to finish the boiler. See our shop page here.

photos of 6880 arriving at Tyseley where the locomotive will be on display in the workshop during this weekends Open Day.  See you there.

 

Boiler work at Tyseley nearing completion

a visit to Tyseley locomotive works a few days ago revealed the huge progress made with our boiler. The back head now complete, the new boiler ring ready to be fitted and the smoke box ring now fitted to the smoke box. All looks on course for completion as planned by the end of June.

In addition the steam fountain was nearing completion and the safety valve was being machined.

Cylinder Cleating nears Completion

work has continued on the cylinder creating which has proven to be a harder job than expected working without drawings.

however the job is nearly finished.