Working weekend 29-31st August

A strong team of 9 members worked over 3 days on further construction of the platework at the front of the locomotive around the cylinders. The cutting and trimming of panels and the drilling of the many bolt holes kept the team busy working in 2 different groups. Additionally the complete reverser assembly has been assembled. The parts needed for the cylinder drain cocks have been manufactured along with the front sand boxes. Further work included the start of the fitting of the brake hangers and the preparation of the valve covers for trial fitting. Good progress by our enthusiastic team as the locomotive takes shape.

Drilling frames 2

Drilling the plate work at the front of the locomotive



The complete working reverser


The front sand boxes and cylinder drain cock parts

Fitting brake hanger

Fitting a brake hanger

Valve cover gunning


Needle gunning a valve cover