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LOCOMOTIVE WHEELED!!

The momentous news this week is the wheeling of the locomotive on Monday 8th April at Llangollen.

The following pictures show how this was done.

On 13th April a video of the wheeling can now be watched on U Tube. Pleas click the following link

http://youtu.be/rUezmc8zJeY (http://youtu NULL.be/rUezmc8zJeY)

Firstly the frames were bolted onto dummy wheelsets for rolling outside

Dummy wheels small

Here Mike Pierce is overseeing the fitting of an axlebox to a wheel bearing

Axleboxes going on small

Next the frames were lifted above the wheel sets

Wheels and frames

The wheeled chassis is run back into the shed. The first movements of Betton Grange as a rolling chassis

Wheeled small

Finally the locomotive sits back in the shed ready for the spings to be added in the coming days

Back in shed small