45163 Restoration Group
The dragbox rebuild finally finished with the last welding job of welding in the top gussets
Dragbox re-build nearing the end with the front gussets being welded in.
Right hand cylinder pipework completed thus allowing the lagging and cladding to now
Another piece of running plate finally bolted into place.
New studs fitted to the steam pipe inlet on the steam chest to retain a temporary
New back pressure valves being machined for the main axlebox lubrication. We had two
The new top plate for the rear dragbox with blocks welded in at the mid points and the four
This view of the underside of the bottom plate shows the steam brake bracket rivetted
This view shows inside the rear dragbox with the vertical webs no wall welded top and bottom
The new lubricator warming cock and bracket ready for mounting on the running plate.
The re-bushed drawbar casting bolted to the new top plate of the dragbox ready for riveting.
The steam brake bracket that fits to the bottom of the dragbox had to be removed to replace
As we set up the shot blasting equipment to clean up the steam brake bracket, see above,