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Brake Rigging & Cylinder Cocks

Our team checked over the fully fitted brake rigging which is now nearing completion and also fitted the cylinder drain cocks and mechanism.

With the locomotive over the pit we were able to view the completed valve gear, the first picture shows the weigh shaft and expansion link looking forward and the second photo the reverse view showing the sheaves mounted on the middle axle.

More work at Tyseley

Last weekend at Tyseley work continued fitting the cylinder lagging and completing the brake rodding. Meanwhile the boiler has been passed by the inspector to have the tubes fitted.

2018 Raffle Ticket Results

Winning raffle ticket numbers

1st prize 2000

2nd prize3170

3rd prize 1482

4th prize 4603

We will be contacting you over the next day or two

 

The Betton Grange Team

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.

 

New Work at Llangollen

our working parties continue at Llangollen preparing for the cylinder pressure test shortly to be carried out

meanwhile with the locomotive positioned over the pit at Llangollen, we were able to take these unusual pictures of the locomotive from beneath.

Results of Warley Raffle

the following tickets were drawn at Warley

could the claimants with winning tickets please contact

Liz McGuinness 07880 504519

1st prize 06291
2nd prize 06284
3rd prize 06221
4th prize 07776
5th prize 05576
6th prize 03541
7th prize 06693 – claimed
8th prize 06085
9th prize 07844
10th prize 04045

6880 Goes to the Warley Show

last week 6880 left Llangollen for the first time being loaded for transport to the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday 24th November.

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Once at the NEC the locomotive was fitted with its copper cap to the chimney, the brass safety valve bonnet and the whistles. A Grange 80 headboard and Express lamps were fitted too

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6880 is back on its Wheels

re-wheeled yesterday 6th September. We can now build the locomotive up for show at the NEC’s Warley Show 26-27th November.

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A Morgan from Germany

In June we were delighted to welcome 2 visitors Rüdiger Gaydoul and Christoph Wachendorf, when we had a chance to show them round 6880 Betton Grange. We are delighted that Rüdiger has bought as a gift for his friend Christoph Wachendorf for his 60th Birthday sponsoring the Smoke box Feed Lubricating casting.

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“Grange 80′ at Llangollen Saturday 24th September

it is 80 years since the first Grange Class locomotive was built at Swindon in 1936. To celebrate this event we are holding a very special day at Llangollen, the home of No. 6880 Betton Grange. Join us on this special day.

click the following link to download the application form to confirm your attendance.

Grange 80