45163 Restoration Group
Archived news from 2015
Lawrence looking very pleased with himself after having drilled almost half of the 54 holes
Lawrence all poised to start drilling the first hole.
The drilling arrangement, suspending a mag drill off the forklift with an electric winch for
The new smokebox door ring now fitted inside the new smokebox barrel and all marked out
The left hand cylinder block on the horizontal borer part way through machining.
The faces for the valve and cylinder covers have been faced up on both ends.
Front end of the cylinder valve and main bore faces cleaned up.
Although new cylinder covers were cast and machined some time ago we have only just
One of the cylinders in the foreground and associated components seen on the pallet in
One of the cylinders securely strapped to a pallet with steel banding prior to wrapping for
The new smokebox liner shotblasted and being prepared for a coat of paint.
The new smokebox door ring after shotblasting to remove the mill scale and primed ready
The new smokebox barrel after a coat of BR spec anti-corrosive primer.
The new smokebox barrel after shotblasting.
One of the cylinders being prepared ready to go away for machining.
On 29th July 2015 45163 celebrated her 80th birthday so an appropriate celebration
The 80th birthday celebration cake before the volunteers present on the day got hold of it.
Fireman's side front running plate also now finally fitted along with the front step on this side.
Front centre running plate finally fitted after all the areas that will become inaccessible
Hex Head Bolts turned down to bacome dome head for thd rop down section of running
Front running plates are now fitting nicely after considerable remedial work and the front
Trial fit of the new mechanical lubricator drive rod prior to painting.
Further progress on the lubrication system, the atomiser now mounted in the frames.
Work has started on the cylinder drain cocks, the valves are complete and work is about to start