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Northern Gas Board Number One Overhaul begins

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, February 2, 2017, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
The overhaul of our 0-4-0ST Peckett Northern Gas Board Number One has begun, last week she returned to Darlington for the work to begin. Below are a few pictures of what has been done so far.


NGB Number 1 in the yard ready to go into the workshop, with Kurt looking on.


Outside the workshop Richard power washed the locomotive.


Waiting to enter the workshop.


Once inside the workshop work begins on stripping the loco down. Lee is seen inside the smoke box.


Once the saddle tank and pipework are taken ...

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Northern Gas Board No. 1 at Middle Engine Lane

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, December 21, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
Here are some photos from today, showing Northern Gas Board No.1 at the Stevenson Railway Museum and North Tyneside Steam Railway in the yard at Middle Engine Lane.



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Peckett News

Posted by Paul Bailey on Friday, November 29, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
The Peckett is now off on hire in North Tyneside.



Above is footage of her first moves in our yard.


Some of our members with the Peckett before she departs. Left to right Malcolm Simpson our CME and vice chaiman, Barrie Lamb our chairman, Paul Bailey our secretary, Kerry Bailey membership secretary and Richard Snowdon.

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A few more Photographs from yesterday.

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, November 23, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
Here are just a few more pictures from yesterday.

Raising steam mid morning. The piece of pipe on top of the locomotives chimney helps to draw the fire when raising steam.

The building fills with steam as the boiler inspector checks the Pecketts safety valves go off at the correct pressure.

The first time the Peckett has moved under its own power on the new bearings.

Inside the cab of the Peckett, the red handle you can see is the regulator and in the background is our Chief Mechanical Engineer a...

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Peckett Northern Gas Board No1 2142 Steam test day photographs

Posted by Matt graves on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
This is just a few photos to share our steam test day success.
Also thanks to our friends from North Tyneside who came down today. They will be operating this locomotive for their Santa Specials.





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More Peckett Progress

Posted by Paul Bailey on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
Yesterday night we had another evening work party and here is what we did,


The Peckett was pushed outside the good shed, ready for use to wash out the boiler,


Getting ready to wash out the boiler using a power washer, hosepipe and a long handled and narrow rake.


One of our volunteers Richard gets to grips with washing out the boiler,


After the wash out was complete the Peckett was put back in the shed and then we took the opportunity to fit one of the new buffer extensions to the locomotive.


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Peckett Progress

Posted by Paul Bailey on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
So work continues on Northern Gas Board Number One, we now have the locomotive back on its wheels as seem below,







Above is the front of the Peckett about to have the smoke box and tubes cleaned ready for a visit by the boiler inspector,


Above is a close up view inside the smoke box taken before sweeping the tubes,

HOW CAN I HELP?

As work progresses I will post more updates, but to finish with I must remind you all we still need your help, be it by joining the DRPS and volunteering or by making a d...
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Wheel progess on the Peckett

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, September 12, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
So after a quite period we have had some major progress with the arrival of the new bearings and repaired axle boxes.

The next stage is to install the axles under the locomotive, 


Below is the newly re-metalled bearings fitted in the axle boxes on the locomotives axles ready to be reunited with the locomotive.




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Wheel Appeal and a Peckett Update

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, June 20, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
We are still collecting for our wheel appeal, we need to raise £1500 to help get the Peckett rolling again.



The wheels we are fundraising for.

Work is currently on going to get the Peckett back in traffic after some winter maintenance.
This work taken several months but is progressing well. We hope to soon be able to re-wheel the Peckett, and then re-assemble the locomotive.



The Peckett in the workshop.
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Peckett Wheel Appeal

Posted by Paul Bailey on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
The Darlington Railway Preservation Society launched a new appeal at our recent open day, The Peckett Wheel Appeal.

The aim of this appeal is to raise at least £1500, toward the cost of getting Northern Gas Board Number One rolling again.

If you wish to donate to this appeal please send your Donation to:

Peckett Wheel Appeal,
Darlington Railway Presevation Society,
c/o DRPS Secretary,
31 Hamilton Grove,
Teessville,
Middlesbrough,
TS6 0AH

All Donations no matter how big or small will be a big help, ple...
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Darlington's mayor attends Farewell Peckett Steam Gala open weekend

Posted by Matt on Sunday, September 2, 2012, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
On the 18th and 19th August we held a successful open weekend to say our fairwells to our Peckett and Sons 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive, Northern Gas Board no.1, before it heads down to the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway. We were pleased the Mayor of Darlington, Paul Baldwin, was able to attend on the second day. Below are some pictures of the event including the team form Cholsey and Wallingford Railway who came give it a test drive.

Mayor Paul Baldwin with the Peckett:
 left to right: DRPS c...
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