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Sir Nigel Gresley is now out of traffic for overhaul. This will probably take three years and cost about £750,000. If you would like to make a donation towards this overhaul please click on one of the the donate buttons.


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A progress report for the overhaul may be found here.
 


July to Overhaul December 2016

The left hand cylinder casting. The piston and valve have been removed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 July 2016

The right hand valve spindle can be seen with the front valve chest cover still in place. The end of the 2:1 lever extends beyond the frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

3 July 2016

The right hand rear valve chest cover slung and ready for removal. the trailing end of the right hand piston valve is in the centre.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

4 July 2016

Martin Ashburner needle gunning the left hand outside frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

4 July 2016

The right hand valve looking from the rear when it decided it decided it would not move.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

4 July 2016

The middle valve cover in place with the valve crosshead still on the valve spindle.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 July 2016

Loco spring plate marked 67770.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

6 July 2016

The driving wheelset axle and webs primed. The first parts of the loco to receive paint prior to refitting.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2016

The front left hand frames have been needle gunned.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2016

Valves and pistons wait their turn to be cleaned and examined in the NRM Workshop.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2016

The bogie wheelsets have received their first coat of primer.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2016

The coupled wheel spring hanger bolts have now been inspected. Their condition is under review. In the foreground is one of the cleaned cylinder covers.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2016

Valve guides and the valve covers on which they are fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2016

Malcolm Hutton and Peter Brackstone cleaning the front left of the outside frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

20 July 2016

All the left hand side outside mainframe has been stripped ready for inspection.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

20 July 2016

The leading valve crossheads cleaned and tagged await refurbishment.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

20 July 2016

Needle gun art. The right hand trailing outside frames, needle gunning in progress.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

21 July 2016

Dave Lee removing the right hand leading sandbox. The frames and motion bracket have been stripped.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 July 2016

The frame between the cylinder and the motion bracket is normally occupied by the sandbox.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 July 2016

The left hand leading sandbox removed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 July 2016

A view from the viewing gallery showing progress to date. The driving wheelset is in front of the loco. The outside frames stripped to bare metal.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 July 2016

The inside of the left hand frame plate has been stripped to bare metal.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

26 July 2016

The main steam pipes that take steam from the boiler superheater to the cylinders in the smokebox have been prepared for inspection.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 July 2016

The regulator valve body cleaned for inspection. This is used by the driver to control the amount of steam supplied to the cylinders.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 July 2016

Our Cheif Mechanical Engineer Richard Swales examining the main steam pipes by sounding them with a hammer. They will also be ultrasonically tested for thickness
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 July 2016

The leading and trailing driving wheelsets with crankpins and jouranls covered by protective greased tape to prevent corrosion.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 July 2016

The 2:1 lever cleaned and stripped of paint.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 August 2016

The crankpins have been protected for the journey to our re-tyring contractors.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 August 2016

Looking from on top of the frames Dave Lee and Alan Pitt remove the right hand driving sandbox.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 August 2016

Taking his turn with the needle gun is Malcolm Hutton. He is sat on the frame stretcher that also provides support to the boiler. A view looking forward.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 August 2016

The outside steam chests have been de-carboned and cleaned. Bob Shearman cleans the right hand.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 August 2016

The middle and left hand crossheads. The middle has just been removed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 August 2016

The crank axle wheelset had to be lifted out of the wheeldrop pit to get a straight lift.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 August 2016

The crank axle wheelset lifted out of the wheeldrop pit and moving across the workshop toward the truck.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

10 August 2016

The first bogie wheelset was loaded using the truck's crane after the workshop crane failed.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

10 August 2016

The workshop viewing gallery lifted to allow the use of the crane.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

10 August 2016

Wheelset being carefully placed on the jig constructed by the hauliers.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

10 August 2016

The lorry, with two pairs of driving wheels and one pair of pony truck wheels is now off to unite with the trailer and the first three sets of wheels.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

10 August 2016

All wheelsets loaded, trailer hitched and ready to set off for the South Devon Railway.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

10 August 2016

The expansion link trunnion bearing before removal.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 August 2016

The top of the superheater header prepared for inspection.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 August 2016

Alan Pitt and Steve Bradley with the NRM workshop vacuum cleaner during cleaning the cavities between the cylinder casting and the loco frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 August 2016

Peter Brackstone behind the front buffer beam needle gunning. Peter has by far done more needle gunning than anyone else.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 August 2016

Micheal and Philip Wilson cleaning crossheads.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 August 2016

The upturned bogie frames being cleaned by Rod Thomas and Tom Bell.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

31 August 2016

Two cleaned coupled wheel axleboxes.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

1 September 2016

The frames with all paint removed await detailed inspection.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

1 September 2016

With the frames stripped detailed examination is possible. On the frames is a brass plate showing that the loco carried experimental nuts on its slidebars.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

1 September 2016

One of the bogie spring beams is marked 2568 LNE. Locomotive 2568 was Sceptre which became 60069, perhaps another recycled component?
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

6 September 2016

Roger Turnbull cleaning the trailing side of the left hand cylinder.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

8 September 2016

The right hand driving axlebox horn casting is the only one with BR cast markings. The other five are marked LNE.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

8 September 2016

The driving wheel set in the South Devon Railway's workshop, without tyres.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 September 2016

The prime painted right hand sand box.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

16 September 2016

Rod Thomas deep cleaning between the frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

16 September 2016

A general view of the loco in workshop.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 September 2016

Before the end of the piston valve is cleaned.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 September 2016

After the carbon is removed from the valve.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 September 2016

Engineering team volunteer Dave Lee removing a broken stud.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 September 2016

Marking on the underside of the bogie centre casting. Perhaps a date with the drawing/part number above. To the right of the drawing number(?) is a diamond stamp with "NE" inside, similar to the diamond "LNER" stamps found on the right hand frame plates.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 September 2016

The outstanding finish achieved on the right hand cylinder casting after hours of volunteer Engineering Team effort. This allows a thorough inspection of the component and its fasteners.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 September 2016

Crack testing has begun on the brackets on the bottom of the frames where the coupled wheel springs are attached.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

29 September 2016

The standard of cleaning on the upturned bogie is as good as elsewhere on the loco's components. This is the view from the leading end. The lack of paint on the surfaces that normally face the ground is clearly visible, though it does not seem to have deteriorated as a result, probably due to the thick layer of oil it normally carries.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 October 2016

The old nuts and washers on the upper dragbox fitted bolts are removed and temporary nuts put on those bolts that are to be left in place.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 October 2016

Heating the dragbox nuts to help get them off the bolts.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

5 October 2016

The sandboxes looking resplendent in undercoat.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

5 October 2016

The leading right hand combined spring and brakeshaft bracket upside down on the end of the marking out table for measuring prior to repair.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

7 October 2016

Using dye penetrant fluids on the loco brackets to test for flaws leaves the inspected areas pink. This is the right hand slidebar bracket.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 October 2016

Bob Shearman cutting the footplating above the left hand cylinder to allow access to change a bolt.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 October 2016

The painting bench has now been moved to in front of the loco.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 October 2016

Marking on the outer Cartazzi frames similar to the marking on the main frame plates.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

15 October 2016

Trevor Wilford removing a loose bufferbeam bracket rivet.
Photograph: Eddie Gibbons.

18 October 2016

The bracket on the right hand side of the locomotive that carries the lubricators has been tested for flaws.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

20 October 2016

The bracket is stamped 4498, the LNER number for Sir Nigel Gresley. It looks as if we have the right engine.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

20 October 2016

The brackets on the left hand side of the engine that have been tested are now being painted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

20 October 2016

Malcolm Bateman operates the mag drill while drilling through life expired rivets while Pete Brackstone applies lubricant.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

20 October 2016

The slide bar bracket on the right hand side cylinder casting is under examination for cracks.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

26 October 2016

The coupled wheel splashers are being trail fitted and repaired.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

27 October 2016

The slide bar bracket on the left hand side cylinder casting is under examination for cracks. The valve liner has also been tested. The exhaust ports can clearly be seen.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

27 October 2016

The boiler in the North Yard of the NRM York with the volunteer Engineering Team. The boiler will soon be leaving York for overhaul at the Llangollen Railway workshops.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

27 October 2016

Malcolm Bateman trial fits the trailing left hand coupled wheel splasher.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 October 2016

The front of the loco is now receiving the attention of the paint team. The areas painted have been examined and prime painted.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

3 November 2016

The front of the loco with the first coat of undercoat.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

3 November 2016

Mike Page cleans up the rivet hole countersinks.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

3 November 2016

The top leading corner of the right hand cylinder. The footplating has been cut back to allow access to the bolts which have now been removed. New bolts will be fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

13 November 2016

The front right spring and brakeshaft bracket has been refitted to the loco for measuring relative to the left hand bracket.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

13 November 2016

Painting of examined parts around the frames continues.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

13 November 2016

The splashers have been repaired and now have received their first coat of paint.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

13 November 2016

The large frame stretcher is being "di-pen" tested.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

13 November 2016

The areas that will be covered by the refitted steam sands boxes have now received gloss paint.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

13 November 2016

The boiler on its rail wagon in the NRM west car park ready for loading on to road transport. When it returns it will be overhauled and steam tested.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

16 November 2016

The boiler is lifted clear of the rail wagon by an Emsley crane, who lifted the boiler from the frames earlier this year.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

16 November 2016

Carefully the boiler is swung round to line up with the trailer.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

16 November 2016

The boiler is slowly lowered onto the trailer.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

16 November 2016

The boiler on its way to Llangollen. Because of the restricted access to the NRM the boiler had to be taken out through the city walls.
Photograph: Malcolm Bateman.

16 November 2016

Now the boiler on its trailer is negotiating its way through the streets of York.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

16 November 2016

Here the lorry has to use the full width of the road to negotiate a turn.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

16 November 2016

The boiler now saying goodbye for the time being, with an appropriate bracket signal the other side of the wall.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

16 November 2016

The centre of the loco frames are supported by jacks.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 November 2016

The splashers have now received coats of undercoat.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 November 2016

At Llangollen the boiler is lowered on to a rail wagon prior to being shunted in to the workshops.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

17 November 2016

The first part fitted to the loco during this overhaul was a fitted bolt. Locomotive Engineer Darrin Crone starts the bolt in to it's hole. Chief Mechanical Engineer Richard Swales finally driving it home. One year to the day since the loco entered the "works".
Photograph: Richard Swales.

19 November 2016

The bolt tight and home.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

19 November 2016

The boiler in the works at Llangollen.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 November 2016

The heads of the boiler firebox stays on the left hand side of the outer wrapper are being removed at Llangollen.
Photograph: Paul Aston.

23 November 2016

Andy Lowes reaming holes in the frames for the fitted bolts that will secure the left hand steam sand box.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

26 November 2016

The bolts are machined to suit the holes reamed by Andy.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

26 November 2016

Andy Lowes knocks in the fitted bolt with a satisfying drive.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

26 November 2016

The front of the right hand cylinder showing the valve liner and exhaust steam passage thoroughly decarboned.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

26 November 2016

The voids in the cylinder castings have previously been cleaned out. A view from the front of the right hand cylinder. The pipe in the distance is a lubrication pipe that goes in to the steam chest.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

26 November 2016

All the fitted bolts are in and the sand box is secured.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

26 November 2016

The lower dragbox nuts and the rearmost two bolts are being replaced due to wastage. The driver's side ones are in good condition.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

1 December 2016

Bob Shearman has refitted the bottom access plate to the sandbox refitted last week.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

1 December 2016

One of the sand filler guards being weld repaired in the NRM's welding workshop.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

1 December 2016

The coupled wheel splashers repaired and were finished in gloss this week.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

1 December 2016

The right hand slidebar bracket has received coats of undercoat.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

1 December 2016

The painting bench has been turned to give more room in the workshop for locos over the wheel drop. The sand filler guards normally beneath the streamlining have been repaired and are now being painted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2016

Both sandboxes for the centre driving wheels are now fully fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2016

The holes where the old dragbox bolts were removed are being cleaned up to prepare for the fitting of new bolts.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2016

Sections of footplating are now being painted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2016

The left hand side of the firebox in the process of stay removal at Llangollen.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2016

Alan Pitt, has been a member of the Engineering Team throughout 2016. He is preparing the area around the sand filler tubes for painting.
Photograph: Ken Woods.

13 December 2016

A general view showing our new lighting and inside the frames Peter Brackstone Painting Team Leader.
Photograph: Ken Woods.

13 December 2016

On his first day with us Phil Slater cleans the threads of the left hand drain cock bracket studs.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

16 December 2016

Richard Swales begins weld repairs to the right hand footplating.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 December 2016

The right hand frames are now being tested prior to painting.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

17 December 2016

Andy Lowes, furthest from the camera, knocks out the trailing right hand valve liner towards Darrin Crone who steers it out of the cylinder casting.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

17 December 2016

The trailing middle valve liner removed this week. The steam to and from the piston passes through the slots. Either side of the slots the liner is tightly fitted in to the cylinder casting.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

23 December 2016

The front of the middle cylinder casting. The valve chest where the middle liners were removed from is to the right of the cylinder bore.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

23 December 2016

The removed valve liners from middle and right hand steam chests lined up next to the right hand cylinder.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

23 December 2016

The driving horn stays were removed this week for cleaning and inspection. They bridge the gap across the frames, below where the axleboxes are normally fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

23 December 2016

A view of the hornstay from inside of the frames showings how it is secured.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

23 December 2016

The spacer brackets between the Cartazzi frames were painted this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

23 December 2016

The cab has been adorned with Christmas lights. Merry Christmas from the Engineering Team.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

23 December 2016

Overhaul Photographs:
September 2015 to June 2016
From January 2017


Photographs of 60007 in LNER/BR service and in preservation:
LNER/BR
from 1966 to 1999
from 2006 to 2008
from 2009 and 2010
from 2011 to 2013
from 2014 and 2015


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