Steamshed update 28-10-2018

No.19:  In service and running well.  

No.7 (68007): Out of service due to a crack in the throat plate that will require the boiler lifted out to repair.

No.1 : In service and running well. 

No.246 Morayshire : The repairs to the boiler are all but complete with tubing now in progress.  Work on the frames and tender are complete and ready for the boiler to be fitted.

No.419 : Complete, steam tested and currently running in! The valve timing seems to be very good at so far it’s running well. There has been a huge effort on this loco to have her ready for the Caledonian reunion Steam Gala next weekend 

No.6 : Shortly to be back in service with its part 2 of its annual boiler examination scheduled for Tuesday. 

No. 45170 (8F): Good progress is being made with the tender wheel sets now fitted with the new tyres and they have now been profiled.  All the spring hangers and brake hangers have now been removed from the frames. Really good progress is being made on cleaning the main frames which are in amazing condition. The spring hanger bolts and rubber buffer rings will need to be replaced. All springs will now be sent for overhaul.

No.3 Lady Victoria: Cosmetic restoration progressing with the cab back in position and the internal frames and motion in gloss and the rest of the loco in undercoat.

No. 80105 : The lift to re-wheel and fit the rear bunker is scheduled for later next Month subject to suitable weather conditions

DE165:   It just keeps on going!

Workshop

 

Workshop Volunteers:

Good numbers of folk coming out and the banter of late has been really good! Always looking for new faces!