2003/04 Overhaul Archive - September 2004

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September 26

And still more painting and TPWS work! And a lot of other small jobs along with one heavy one. However this week the inspection bodies are due at Tyseley for two full inspections - one with the engine cold and the other with the engine in steam. Assuming all goes to plan test running up and down in the yard at Tyseley can than, finally, commence.

The support coach is equipped with a shore supply socket. The reel for the cable had been damaged so a new one, which had first carried wiring for the TPWS, has been substituted. September 25 2004
The support coach is equipped with a shore supply socket. The reel for the cable had been damaged so a new one, which had first carried wiring for the TPWS, has been substituted. September 25 2004

John Salter applies yet another coat of paint to the front end. Someone else will get to sort it out! September 25 2004
John Salter applies yet another coat of paint to the front end. Someone else will get to sort it out! September 25 2004

Dave Fuszard rubs down one of the tables from the support coach. He is to paint them at home during the week. September 25 2004
Dave Fuszard rubs down one of the tables from the support coach. He is to paint them at home during the week. September 25 2004

Chris Brown (right) and Leon Salter refit a storage unit in the support coach. September 25 2004
Chris Brown (right) and Leon Salter refit a storage unit in the support coach. September 25 2004

Three tons of Daw Mill coal.... September 25 2004
Three tons of Daw Mill coal.... September 25 2004

The first bag is lifted into the tender by (from the left) Keith Lines, John Salter and Chris Brown. Watch the paintwork! September 25 2004
The first bag is lifted into the tender by (from the left) Keith Lines, John Salter and Chris Brown. Watch the paintwork! September 25 2004

Up in the tender the bags were cut open and emptied. From the right Steve Underhill, Martyn Bane, Chris Brown, Leon Salter and just visible is Huw Button. September 25 2004
Up in the tender the bags were cut open and emptied. From the right Steve Underhill, Martyn Bane, Chris Brown, Leon Salter and just visible is Huw Button. September 25 2004

The TPWS has an aerial at each end of the loco. To determine which one is in use a detector system is fitted to the reverser. September 25 2004
The TPWS has an aerial at each end of the loco. To determine which one is in use a detector system is fitted to the reverser. September 25 2004

Almost ready! The fireman's side. September 25 2004

Almost ready! The fireman's side. September 25 2004

And the driver's side looks good too! September 25 2004

And the driver's side looks good too! September 25 2004

Some of the people who have made it possible.... From the left Chris Brown, Leon Salter, Huw Button, John Salter, Steve Underhill (kneeling on the loco) Keith Lines, Keith Clarke and Dave Fuszard. September 25 2004
Some of the people who have made it possible.... From the left Chris Brown, Leon Salter, Huw Button, John Salter, Steve Underhill (kneeling on the loco) Keith Lines, Keith Clarke and Dave Fuszard. September 25 2004

September 18

More loco painting, more support coach work and a bit more TPWS work just about sums it up!

The left-hand cylinder is almost done but a few patches need some attention. September 18 2004
The left-hand cylinder is almost done but a few patches need some attention. September 18 2004

I think the quality of the finish speaks for itself. September 18 2004
I think the quality of the finish speaks for itself. September 18 2004

Kevin Blake corrects somebody else's work - you know who you are and Kev is looking for you..... September 18 2004
Kevin Blake corrects somebody else's work - you know who you are and Kev is looking for you..... September 18 2004

The TPWS wiring is slowly progressing. This is the complicated box under the driver's seat. September 18 2004
The TPWS wiring is slowly progressing. This is the complicated box under the driver's seat. September 18 2004

One job finally finished in the coach was sorting out the very stiff window in the workshop. It is now the easiest to operate window in the entire coach! September 18 2004
One job finally finished in the coach was sorting out the very stiff window in the workshop. It is now the easiest to operate window in the entire coach! September 18 2004

Colin Henderson (left) and Keith Lines make a mess of installing a new table. September 18 2004
Colin Henderson (left) and Keith Lines make a mess of installing a new table. September 18 2004

An interesting view into the firebox showing the cast combustion arch and completed grate. The baffle plate is the one used last time around and is only in position temporarily. A new one is in stock. September 18 2004
An interesting view into the firebox showing the cast combustion arch and completed grate. The baffle plate is the one used last time around and is only in position temporarily. A new one is in stock. September 18 2004

Looking very complete with the spark arrestor cage around the blast pipes 6024 is not far away now! September 14 2004. © Brian Wilson
Looking very complete with the spark arrestor cage around the blast pipes 6024 is not far away now! September 14 2004. © Brian Wilson

September 11

More painting - fiddly bits and the like are about the only things to do to finish the painting on the loco. On the coach finishing touches are also being applied.

On the loco there are still a few reassembly jobs to complete but nothing major remains to be done.

Supposedly working but apparently more keen on looking at each other Stuart Nelhams, in the smokebox, and Leon Salter are doing something. September 11 2004 © Colin Henderson
Supposedly working but apparently more keen on looking at each other Stuart Nelhams, in the smokebox, and Leon Salter are doing something. September 11 2004. © Colin Henderson

In the cab Kevin Blake paints the area below the reverser as Huw Button paints the cab roof and up front John Salter paints the smokebox. September 11 2004. © Colin Henderson
In the cab Kevin Blake paints the area below the reverser as Huw Button paints the cab roof and up front John Salter paints the smokebox. September 11 2004. © Colin Henderson

The boiler has been filled with water ready for the first steaming. September 11 2004. © Colin Henderson
The boiler has been filled with water ready for the first steaming. September 11 2004. © Colin Henderson

Whilst not strictly necessary at this time the plumbing to link to the water carrier has been completed at the rear of the tender.

The new pipe to connect the the water carrier can be seen in white and brass. September 11 2004. © Colin Henderson
The new pipe to connect the the water carrier can be seen in white and brass. September 11 2004. © Colin Henderson

September 09

The chimney was lifted back into place today.

A road crane drops the chimney back into place. September 09 2004.  Keith Clarke
A road crane drops the chimney back into place. September 09 2004. © Keith Clarke

September 04/05

During the week the repaired superheater header was put back in the smokebox allowing things to start to go back together again.

With a crack in one of the live steam outlets repaired the superheater header has gone back in. September 04 2004. © Colin Henderson
With a crack in one of the live steam outlets repaired the superheater header has gone back in. September 04 2004. © Colin Henderson

Steve Underhill use compressed air to blow muck out of the superheater elements assisted by Colin 'The Hammer' Henderson. September 04 2004. © Huw Button
Steve Underhill use compressed air to blow muck out of the superheater elements assisted by Colin 'The Hammer' Henderson. September 04 2004. © Huw Button

From the right Kevin Blake, Huw Button, Richard Jones and Steve Underhill out a superheater element back. September 05 2004. © Brian Wilson
From the right Kevin Blake, Huw Button, Richard Jones and Steve Underhill out a superheater element back. September 05 2004. © Brian Wilson

Naturally painting of the engine has continued with lots of the lining completed, the cylinders top coated and the same for the outside live steam pipes.

Graham Hopes lines out the injector pipework cover on the fireman's side. September 04 2004 © Huw Button
Graham Hopes lines out the injector pipework cover on the fireman's side. September 04 2004 © Huw Button

With some masking tape still in position the lining out is coming along well. September 04 2004 © Colin Henderson
With some masking tape still in position the lining out is coming along well. September 04 2004 © Colin Henderson

Is that a Colin on the footplate? Oh no, it's Dave Fuszard. September 04 2004 © Huw Button
Is that a Colin on the footplate? Oh no, it's Dave Fuszard. September 04 2004 © Huw Button

An important task completed over the weekend was the fitting of a concrete combustion arch.

Colin Henderson struggles with the cement mixer controls as Steve Underhill and Keith Clarke put the materials in to be mixed. September 04 2004. © Huw Button
Colin Henderson struggles with the cement mixer controls as Steve Underhill and Keith Clarke put the materials in to be mixed. September 04 2004. © Huw Button

Hmm... What's in there then. Steve Underhill (left), Huw Button and Colin Henderson study the cement in the mixer. September 04 2004.  Keith Clarke
Hmm... What's in there then. Steve Underhill (left), Huw Button and Colin Henderson study the cement in the mixer. September 04 2004. © Keith Clarke

A wooden arch former is used onto which the concrete is applied forming an arch. One set solid the former is removed for future use. September 04 2004 © Colin Henderson
A wooden arch former is used onto which the concrete is applied forming an arch. One set solid the former is removed for future use. September 04 2004 © Colin Henderson

The fitting of TPWS has continued, it should be finished off very soon.

A new bit of kit in the cab is this TPWS control unit. September 04 2004. © Colin Henderson
A new bit of kit in the cab is this TPWS control unit. September 04 2004. © Colin Henderson

 

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