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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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More developments

Posted by Paul Bailey on Sunday, February 15, 2015, In : Locomotives 
78018 News

Above is the sieve boxes which are used to filter out any muck or debris that may be in the tender.

The ladder and most of the pipework is no fitted or ready to be fitted to the standards tender.

Wickham News

Work has continued on the new floor, the engine cover has now been trail fitted and the floor secured in place.
The fuel tank is now fitted, and the floor is shaped to fit.

Keep your eyes open in the coming week for a upcoming announcement about a event happening this year.

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Wickham and 78018 progress

Posted by Paul Bailey on Saturday, January 24, 2015, In : Locomotives 
Wickham News

Below are the latest photos of the work on our Wickham

Brian cutting new sections of floor for the Wickham

Barrie fitting the new floor around the fuel tank, note the floor nearest the camera is original and has been re varnished.

The new sections nearly completely fitted, with the engine cover in position ready for final positioning.

78018 News

Currently work is ongoing on the tender

The newly fitted vacum bag and steam heat pipework, now fitted to the tender.

The mounting point recentl...

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A long overdue update

Posted by Paul Bailey on Friday, November 7, 2014,
Firstly an apologies for the lack of updates over the last few months but between house moves and work I have not had as much time as I would have liked. It has been a busy few months so here is a brief round up of our activities. 

Wickham News

 Work on the restoration of MP007 is makeing great progress, we have replaced the badly corroded panels and have comenced rumbing down the paintwork.

On the engine front, we are now fitting a new clutch and have had the engine started.

Steam Locomotives

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Work on 78018 and a general round up

Posted by Paul Bailey on Sunday, February 9, 2014, In : 78018 
Firstly sorry for the recent lack of news, and here is what we are up to:

Yesterday we had a work party in on Saturday to start work on 78018,s tender.

Firstly we laid rails behind the tenders location, using a concrete sleeper, and individual block sleeps.

Then Mark drilled a set of holes in the rails to fit tie bars to using our petrol driven rail drill.

Once these holes were drilled the tie bars are fitted.

The Tender was then carefully rolled on to the new section of track, with the help of th...

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