45163 Restoration Group
Archived news from 2018
After the webs were set out on the bottom plate in the frames and tacked together the top plate
After a protracted overhaul the second lubricator(12 feed) is now complete and mounted
The new internal webs set out in position in the rear dragbox ready for tacking together.
The new bottom plate for the dragbox now welded in place with a fresh coat of primer just applied.
The new bottom plate for the dragbox now welded in place viewed through the slot in the rear
The new bottom plate for the rear dragbox now shotblasted to remove the mill scale and
Last of the major structural repairs now underway with the work to the rear dragbox. Here the top
Valve rod guides fitted to the front valve covers.
It was very sad to learn of the passing of one of our Restoration Group members, Rob Stannard.
Work on the rear valve cover completed and now fitted. We can now start work on the cladding
Rear valve cover being prepared for fitting, the valve rod guide has been fitted and the
Machining the front valve covers bolting face to ensure a steam tight joint and inside face on
Machining the inside of the rear valve cover to give the correct spacing between this and the
Rear valve rod guide now finish machined complete with oil grooves.
Right hand side cylinder cladding now complete with cover plates over the access holes.
Machining the circular cover plate for the cylinder cladding.
First main cylinder cladding section now cut out and rolled, just one circular cut out left to
View from above of the new cylinder cladding sheets trial fitted.
The first section of new cylinder cladding made and temporarily fitted to the right hand cylinder.
Old cladding section fitted to the right hand cylinder as a pattern for making a new section
New blastpipe base casting just delivered.
Old blastpipe base which the new casting seen above will replace. Note the corrosion
Cylinder drain cock linkage brackets fitted to the bogie stretcher and bottom of
The valve rod guides white metalled and proof bored awaiting final machining.
Door support bracket fitted rivetted to the smokebox door ring, the last rivetting job on the smokebox
We have now taken delivery of the oil box tops for the connecting rods, the long one being
The last of the back pressure valves now completed, these long ones are for the valve rod
Snifting valves now fitted to the cylinders.
New back pressure valve fitted to the bottom of the cylinders.
Refurbished back pressure valve fitted to the top of the cylinder bore, there is another
Two original refurbished back pressure valves ready for fitting, six are needed in total
Here you can see the pair of lubrication elbows which are positioned at each valve head.
Lubrication elbow fitted to the steam chest.
New lubrication elbows for atomised lubrication to the steam chest.
New blanking plug fitted to the rear cylinder cover.
New Blanking Plugs for the rear cylinder covers.
New Blanking Plugs fitted to the Steam Chest.
New Blanking Plugs made for the Pyrometer and Indicator take off points on the top of