45163 Restoration Group
Neil trying to get to grips with the lubrication pipe runs from the mechanical lubricator
A set of new drain plugs for the underkeeps has just been manufactured.
Machining the end of the underkeeps that go against the back of the wheels on the shaper.
Putting the grooves in the end of the underkeeps to key the white metal to the face.
Tapping the holes in the underkeeps for the drainplugs after having faced off the boss and drilled it.
New standoffs made for the front and rear cylinder covers to support the cylinder cover cladding.
Using the forming plates we made for flanging new sections of cylinder cover cladding.
This is a short section needed to weld into one of the sections of rear cylinder cover cladding
The new section of cylinder cladding on the left with the wasted section on the right prior
The new bit of cylinder cladding now welded to the original piece and ready for painting.
The leading set of driving wheels now being prepared for final painting in readiness for re-wheeling.
All the axlebox underkeeps now hand dressed and individually fitted to each axlebox.
Having made the cladding we had to make and fit the pipe from the steam chest to the
After a respite from cylinder cladding on the Fireman's side we have now made
Marking out some of the cutouts on the bottom edge of the main cylinder cladding panel.
A new bolt being manufactured for securing the Driver's side slidebars.
The Fireman's new cabside being marked out and drilled for the various
Cleaning up the axleboxes ready for hand fitting each of the freshly
New castings delivered today for the steam pipes that fit in the smokebox on the top of the