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Boiler Work at Tyseley

Boiler work continues at Tyseley with the formation of a new front Tubeplate. The back head sheet has been removed for inspection and found to be in good condition for its age.

Boiler for 6880 at Tyseley

two views taken by Quentin this week of the boiler in Tyseley locomotive works ready for work to commence. Work is due to be finished by Spring 2018

More progress for Tyseley open day

Again more progress on the fitting of the Boiler Barrel Cladding Sheets, including boiler bands in place. Painting progress in the cab for the Reverser Stand and Sanding Gear Operating levers. Thanks as ever to Chris and all the Working Volunteers for the superb efforts over the 3 days

Boiler Cladding being Fitted

Busy 4 days on the loco this weekend! A Superb Team, as ever, led by Chris who pulled out all the stops!, Many thanks to Quentin, Lynn, Robin, Paul N, Bill, Maverick, David, Richard P, Paul E. The start of the Boiler Cleating sheets, cleaning of the ConRods, fitting of the reverser and more painting! All in all making good progress for her next public outing at Tyseley Locomotive Works…

Cross head Fitted

A great weekend working on Betton, pleased to report that Llangollen Engineering have fitted the first crosshead to be seen on a Grange in over 50 years, further significant progress saw the fitting of the front cab window frames, the sanding gear operating arms and the firebox crinolines.

As ever grateful thanks to all our volunteers, Robin, Rich, Colin, Mick, David, Max, Maverick, John, Lynn and Chris for being our morale booster, as well as cracking the whip!

New Firebox Backplate

a new Firebox Backplate has been fabricated at Tyseley as seen in the photo below. The area to be replaced is shown in the second photo of the boiler

Boiler Work commences at Tyseley

Work on our boiler has started at Tyseley with the manufacture of a new front tube plate

 

6880 has a boiler for the first time

on Wednesday 9th November the boiler from Cogan’s Hall was moved onto Betton Grange for the first time. After preparations by our volunteers led by Chief Engineer Chris Moore the boiler was removed from the Hall with a coat of red oxide paint applied and swung across to be fitted on the Grange. This work was carried out by the Llangollen Railway’s engineering team moving the 17 ton boiler with the Cowan Sheldon crane.

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Preparing Cogan Hall’s boiler for Warley

our team are now removing the fittings that hold Coagan Hall’s boiler onto the frames and release it for sitting on 6880’s chassis for the Warley show. Cleaning the boiler and starting to give it a coat of red oxide paint.

‘In other work we have taken delivery of the refurbished cross heads and the front draw hook now fitted with the screw coupling.

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Willington’s Boiler stripped ready for quotes

Chris and the Team worked remarkably hard this weekend, finishing off removing the tubes from the boiler. Here we see some remarkable shots from inside the boiler, which has now also had its tube plate partly removed. Meanwhile the wheels were re-painted ahead of re-wheeling and further holes drilled in the cylinders ready for the cleating. Many Thanks to everyone, Chris,Colin, Richard P, Quentin, Mick, Barry, Max, Bill, David and Lynn. Also saying a fond farewell to Max who is returning to the Carribean (see you next year!)

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