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Tyseley

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

 

 

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.

Boiler update at Tyseley

work continues at Tyseley where the rivet holes for connecting the back plate to the foundation ring were being drilled. We also saw an unusual view of the firebox rear with both inner and outer back plates removed. The new front boiler ring has now arrived on site and is available for fitting when required.

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

6880 on display at Tyseley

what a great weekend we had at Tyseley with 6880 around the turntable with 3 Castles and a Hall. Five Great Western locos in a line. Our sales stand did good business and the team worked the collection buckets. Many visitors complimented us on our achievement bringing the locomotive build this far. To add to the display we borrowed the tender from 2885 to look even more like a complete locomotive.

 Photo compliments of Phil Waterfield

6880 off to Tyseley

final preparations were made last weekend with the fitting of more boiler cladding, the fitting of the con rods and the reach rod. Then it was off to Tyseley for this’s coming weekend’s show.

See you there 24th-25th June Tyseley Open Day

Now arrived at Tyseley – Below