Browsing Archive: April, 2019

Boiler back in the frames

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, April 27, 2019, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
Below are two photos from our Facebook page showing the locomotives boiler lift.

Thanks to Richard and Barrie for the photos from the DRPS officail facebook page.


So keep your eyes open for more exciting news

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Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, April 18, 2019, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
This week work continues on several projects, so below are three images showing the ongoing efforts to paint locomotives and railway equipment.

20 inch gauge wagon chasis now in undercoat.

The wheels for the wagon ready in black paint.

Showing the painstaking work that goes in to lining out.

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Peckett News

Posted by Paul Bailey on Friday, April 12, 2019, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
Work has continued this week on the reassembly of Northern Gas Board Number 1.

Brian and Steven removing the blanking plates after the hydraulic test.

Our Chairman Barrie is seen lining out the cylinders, this is one of the many areas that have been repainted so far.

Charlie is seen her applying black paint to one of the front sanders.

Steven and Brian preparing fittings for the vacuum system, each joint needs to be cleaned and sealed to ensure it will hold vacuum.

Various parts of the vacuum brak...

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Boiler Test Success

Posted by Paul Bailey on Thursday, April 4, 2019, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
We are please to announce that Northern Gas Board Number 1 has passed the hydraulic test of the boiler.
On Tuesday the 2nd the test was carried out successfully and then the boiler was placed on the boiler trolley and moved outside the workshop ready for the next phase of work which will see the boiler re-united with the frames.

As ever this work is down to our small team of volunteers, who work tirelessly to preserve Darlington's railway heritage.

Below we see the boiler outside the workshop re...

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