Peckett Reassembly

May 4, 2019
Work is progressing on the overhaul of the Peckett, below are a few photos of the work been undertaken this week.

Malcolm our CME has been servicing the injectors ready to be refitted.

The safety valves have now been refitted to the boiler after being serviced.

The chimney has been temporarily fitted to allow for  steam test to be carried out.

Adam seen in the background fitting pipework back to the locomotives cab.

This view gives you an idea of the current state of assembly of the locomotive.

We still need your help, any donations to the restoration of the locomotive are greatly appreciated, we can only continue our work with your support.

Boiler back in the frames

April 27, 2019
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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April 18, 2019
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

April 12, 2019
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

April 4, 2019
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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