45163 Restoration Group
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