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Peckett Reassembly

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, May 4, 2019, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
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.

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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.

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Peckett Appeal Update

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, February 3, 2018, In : Peckett: Northern Gas Board No.1 
Work continues on Northern Gas Board Number 1, we still need your help, please donate today.

Boiler work has began, this is been carried  out by North Bay Railway Engineering Services. Work can only continue with your help, every donation you make helps to preserve Darlingtons Railway history.

Below is Some photos of the ongoing boiler work.

The section of the outer wrapper plate removed and prepared for the next stage of works.

Nigel from NBRES putting weld preps on the boiler.

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Ruston Progress

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, October 31, 2015, In : Restoration News 
Below are a few images of the ongoing work on our 20 inch gauge Ruston

Kurt is seen tapping holes ready for bolts.

Kurt making steady progress

The newly undercoated cab

The Bonnet painted and finished.

The manufactures badge restored.

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A overdue update

Posted by Paul Bailey on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, In : Restoration News 
First of all sorry for the lack of updates but with work, and the ongoing work at the DRPS time to update the website has been hard to come by so here is a round up of current works.

Tria-ang Project

The series of photos shown below show the various stages of the restoration of a 10 1/4 inch gauge trai-ang coach.

The coach was completly disassembled, and then prepared for painting.

Once cleaned the chassis is repainted.

Barrie is seen here repairing and preparing the seats frames for painting.

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