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From Overhaul July 2017

This week the front of the tender has been worked on. The needle gun, one of our favorite tools is used on the front dragbox.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

4 July 2017

The fireman's side clack box casting we are to replace. I am willing to consider outrageous financial offers for this unique artifact.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

7 July 2017

At the works of K D Flavell the superheater header is welded vertically to a heavy steel beam to ensure no distortion and making it easier to move during refurbishment.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

7 July 2017

Also at the works of K D Flavell the loco side bearers that stop excessive rolling of the loco by contacting the bogie side bearers. One was cracked and this has now been repaired. However both side bearers have been examined.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

7 July 2017

The exhaust pipe from the air pump is now fitted.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

13 July 2017

The small ejector valve has had to be re-machined to remove a large steam cut from the valve seat.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2017

The worn tapped holes in the footplate angles that the streamlining is fastened to are being welded up. They will then be dressed and the holes remade.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2017

After cleaning and scraping the left hand water valve under the front of the tender.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2017

One of the side bearer plates added later in the life of the bogie. Two of the countersunk screws had to be replaced as they were life expired. The new screws are made with a reduced section just above the countersink so that when sufficient torque is applied the head it breaks off. The centre sheared section will be ground down.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2017

The underside of the footplating has been finished in gloss paint. Not an easy or pleasant job to paint over your head for hours, so well done to the Painting Team.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2017

The loco bogie side bearer brackets were returned to York this week. The right side was cracked and this has been repaired.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

15 July 2017

The bogie centre casting on the large horizontal borer in the works of K D Flavell having the lower bearing faces skimmed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 July 201

The underside of the loco bogie stretcher was di-pen inspected this week. No faults were found. In this view the leading right hand underside of the stretcher can be seen with the vertical row of bolts that hold the front of the outside cylinder on to the frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

18 July 2017

Overhaul webpage favourite, Alan Pitt, needle guns the inside of the front corner streamlining.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

18 July 2017

Dave Lee has been welding up worn threaded holes that secure the front streamlining. Here he grinds excess weld from the front right hand footplate angle.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

19 July 2017

The coupled wheel and bogie axleboxes have now been delivered to Grosmont for re-metalling and machining.
Photograph: Peter Brackstonee.

20 July 2017

Some of the components that make up the gravity sander operating mechanism. The parts have been inspected for defects and will now be refurbished.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 July 2017

The mud hole doors from 60007's boiler were in store at Grosmont having been removed from the boiler when the loco came out of traffic in 2015. They have now been moved to York. They will be cleaned up and sent to Llangollen for refurbishment and fitting to the boiler.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 July 2017

The front buffer housings were were put back on the front bufferbeam this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 July 2017

New rivets have been fitted to the leading brake cylinder loco stretcher. This is the right hand side where three new rivets have been fitted. Similarly the left hand has required three new rivets. By the appearance of the frames in this area this is a job that has been carried out a number of times in the locos history.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 July 2017

The regulator stuffing box faces have been re-machined and the pad that locates the regulator rod pin machined to give the correct offset. The finish and fit is superb.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 July 2017

New bolts have been fitted to the regulator support beam, one just visible in the photo. The long regulator valve hanger bolts are laid on the valve with a cut off old bolt still in the support beam to indicate its position, though the bolt is screwed in to the other side of the beam when fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 July 2017

New bolts have been fitted to the joint between the saddle casting and the middle cylinder casting, the culmination of a considerable amount of work in preparing the casting surfaces.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 July 2017

A view inside the tender corridor looking through the window at the rear of the tender. The original 1928 construction of the tender is evident by the riveting.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

25 July 2017

The front streamlining is trial fitted during the repair of the fastening holes and streamlined panels.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

26 July 2017

The gravity sandbox studs are drilled on a jig to save time setting up for each stud.
Photograph: Bob Shearman.

27 July 2017

The driving wheelset at the works of the South Devon Railway. All repairs are complete and the wheelset will be returned to York soon.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

27 July 2017

The leading bogie wheelset ready to return to York.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

27 July 2017

The leading and trailing coupled wheelsets have all repairs completed, and as the rest of 60007's wheelsets, they have been subject to detailed inspection by SNG Engineers.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

27 July 2017

The removed right hand driving crank pin, bearing number 26 as the wheelset was originally fitted to Miles Beevor. It will be retained as a possible reference in the positioning and fit of the existing valve gear crank to the new crank pin.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

27 July 2017

The bore of the left hand combined brake shaft and spring bracket has been skimmed to repair the surface.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

29 July 2017

Not mentioned in this weeks report but mentioned in previous reports, the new bogie side control bolt to the right, has been fitted with a new key, the nut and cotter have been dressed to improve their fit.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

29 July 2017

The new valve liners for the middle and right hand valve chest have been delivered to York from contractors this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 August 2017

The front coupling hook was refitted to the repainted bufferbeam by 007 Gang junior volunteer Luke Perry.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 August 2017

The left hand water valve with the feed pipe from the tender sump are still connected in this photo. The valve will be separated from the pipework and will be refurbished.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 August 2017

The lower bearing faces on the bogie centre casting have been polished and on this face three new bearing plate securing screws have been fitted, one at the bottom left of the photo and two, one either side of the second from the top circular oilway.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 August 2017

The refurbished cylinder lubricator, furthest from the camera has been refitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 August 2017

The lubricator pipework from the cylinder lubricator has been refurbished and refitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 August 2017

The new sandbox studs have been fitted to the frames and the frames painted. The sandbox can now be refitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 August 2017

The trailing bogie wheel splashers are fastened to the loco main frames under the leading sandboxes. They have been repaired this week and are receiving a coat of primer applied by Engineering Team volunteer Anne-Marie Lawn.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

10 August 2017

At Llangollen progress continues with the repair of the combustion chamber platework and the completion of the removal of the sling stays. The holes in the firebox roof plate can be seen along with the leading horizontal transverse stay.
Photograph: Paul Aston.

10 August 2017

When the new valve liners are put in the steam chests they will be held in place by screws passing through the clamp plates made this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

12 August 2017

To position the liners accurately they can be turned in the steam chest by the special tool made this week. It is important that their radial position is accurately located so that the gaps in the valve rings run over the bridges between the ports and not over the port openings.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

12 August 2017

New studs for the right hand leading sandbox trial fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

12 August 2017

The left hand leading sandbox in place. It's a tight squeeze to get the sandbox in between the cylinder casting and slidebar bracket and to get the top through the hole in the footplate.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

12 August 2017

The sump from the tender stood on end after removal this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

12 August 2017

Engineering Team Leader Bob Shearman gives the valve liners a thorough inspection prior to their fitting.
Photograph: Ken Woods.

15 August 2017

Bob Shearman and Mike Page from the engineering team taking a final look at the new valve liners before they are fitted, planned for the next day.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

16 August 2017

One of the Multi-Tech Engineering fitters lifts the right leading valve liner in to position. The liner is cooled to approximately -200C.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

17 August 2017

With cooled nitrogen evaporating from the surface the first of the new valve liners is put into place by the specialist contractors this morning. To fit the liners into the valves, they were contracted by cooling with liquid nitrogen which ensured a tight fit when they expanded back to normal temperature.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

17 August 2017

Darrin Crone (right) looks on as the first of the new valve liners is successfully refitted.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

17 August 2017

The right trailing valve liner in position shortly after fitting. It is still cold enough to freeze condensation on its surface. The liner is held securely in place with clamps and at the bottom of the liner a notch can be seen in the front face. This is to allow accurate alignment against marks on the steam chest casting.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 August 2017

As soon as the liners were fitted and their location checked the right hand leading sandbox was mounted on the frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 August 2017

The upturned sump from the tender after descaling. A hole was found near the bottom flange, at about the 4 o'clock position in the photograph.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 August 2017

A view of one of the tender tank brackets. The outside of the tank is at the top of the photo and the frames towards the bottom. The nuts have been removed from the 2 bolts holding the tank down.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 August 2017

Not mentioned in the report but we have obtained a new spiral spring for the reversing shaft as the original, furthest from the camera, was broken. The new spring requires work to fit the existing mounting bolt. This work is well advanced.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 August 2017

Work progresses on the superheater at the works of K D Flavell. The top flange that the anti-vacuum valve has now been welded in position and is being skimmed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

18 August 2017

Also at the works of K D Flavell are the loco leading brake cylinders for the refurbishment of the mounting trunnions. The photograph shows a trunnion that has been skimmed to return it to round with its sleeve in front. The sleeve will be heated and slid on. When cooled in position it will be an interference fit.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

18 August 2017

At Llangollen, a view of the new section of right hand outer wrapper, looking forward. A few trial copper stays are in place.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

24 August 2017

A view from inside the firebox showing the combustion chamber, where work continues on repairs prior to fitting the new tubeplate.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

24 August 2017

The repaired brake application handle. As good as new thanks to one of our volunteer's patient efforts
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 September 2017

Not mentioned in the report but our new loco spring hanger bolts are now being delivered. This is the first eight.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 September 2017

The spiral spring that counterbalances the weight of the reversing gear has a cut out made to fit its mounting bolt and pin.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 September 2017

Bolts holding the tender tank on to the frames go all around the tender at footplate level. Those across the vestibule are counter sunk and needed their heads removing to free the tank.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 September 2017

Across the front of the tender most of the bolts have been removed, and in this area the tank structure was also welded to the dragbox top. The welds have now been burnt through.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 September 2017

The regulator stuffing box has new studs and the cover fits well.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 September 2017

Repairs to the leading brake cylinder frame stretcher have been completed and it has now been painted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 September 2017

The whitemetal bearing material has been removed from the crowns of the coupled wheel axleboxes.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

4 September 2017

The bogie centre casting top has been polished and the new side control bolt has been fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

6 September 2017

The right and middle piston valves are to be dismantled so that the valve heads can be machined and repositioned on the valve spindles to match the position of the ports in the new valve liners. A start has been made by moving them in to a location where they can be more easily worked on. The split pins against the valve head nuts have been removed.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

9 September 2017

There are three circular bearing plates that sit on the top of the bogie. These have been cleaned and inspected for damage and wear. It has been decided that these discs will require replacement.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 September 2017

The bogie centre now fitted in the bogie frames. The centre sits on bronze bearing plates and one of the side control bolts can be seen fitted. The bolt secures a beam that compresses the side control springs.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 September 2017

A closer view of the new left hand side control bolt. The side movement of the bogie is controlled by the end of the bolt contacting a stop on the inside of the bogie frame plate.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 September 2017

Some of the internal components for the new clackboxes. These components were delivered this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 September 2017

With the help of the 007 Gang of junior volunteers two new bolts were fitted to the operating arm of the regulator valve.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 September 2017

The electrical frame removed from the vestibule of the tender. The frame was partially reassembled after being removed in parts. Some sections have been subject to corrosion and will require refurbishment.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 September 2017

The wheelsets return to NRM York by Archers of Northallerton. The trailer will be left here and the rigid chassis truck will take the wheelsets round to the workshop yard.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

12 September 2017

The last wheelset to touch the rail in the NRM workshop was the driving wheelset. The driving wheelset is lowered on to the rail in front of 60007's frames.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

12 September 2017

The last two fitted rivets through the spring brackets were fitted this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 September 2017

Not mentioned in the report but more work has been done in preparing the spring hanger holes in the coupled wheel springs.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 September 2017

The left hand side mainframe plate has been painted to top coat between the cylinder and Cartazzi frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 September 2017

The boiler side stays being machined on the CNC lathe at Llangollen.
Photograph: Paul Aston.

14 September 2017

The bogie wheelsets are the first to be measured. The measurements taken are to enable the axleboxes to be made to suit.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

16 September 2017

A view of the returned wheelsets over the wheeldrop in the NRM workshop, with 60007's frames behind.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

16 September 2017

The leading loco brake cylinders were returned to the NRM workshop this week from contractor repair at K D Flavell. The outside bearings are being tried on for size. Their fit is good but the bearing surfaces are corroded so they will have to be replaced.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

16 September 2017

The alignment wire being set up on the left hand engine. The wire is centred at the front of the cylinder bore and is stretched tight toward the rear of the mainframes, theoretically through the centre of the driving wheel axle.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

16 September 2017

The spiral spring just started on the reversing shaft. It has been slid up wedges either side of the square on the end of the shaft. It is a very tight fit.
Photograph: Andy Barwick.

19 September 2017

The alignment wire has been put up on the left side of the engine as described last week. It has paper tags put on to make sure it isn't accidentally disturbed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

21 September 2017

The lower front streamlining and buffers were refitted this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

21 September 2017

The wheelsets have taken a lot of work to get them looking this good.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

21 September 2017

The vacuum tank from the tender that is mounted between the frames just behind the bufferbeam. This part of the tender is packed with drawgear components and pipework. Some of this will be removed to ensure no parts could foul the lifting of the tank.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

21 September 2017

Two of the clackbox castings that that have failed pressure testing. They will be melted down and recast. It is not unusual to have castings fail like this when the foundry is dealing with unusual and small batches.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

22 September 2017

The valves and clack cap for the left hand clackbox were taken to the machine shop where the clackbox bodies will be machined. The clackboxes need these parts fitting for final pressure testing.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 September 2017

The tender tank is now lifted from the frames and stands off the frames on a couple of inches of packing. The gangway bellow assembly lays on its side ties to the buffer stops in the NRM workshop.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 September 2017

The refurbished coach air brake cylinders were returned to York this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 September 2017

Packing can be seen below the tank in this photo of the rear bufferbeam area. The square section bars with bolts in their ends support the gangway connection and are spring loaded to push the connection out.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 September 2017

Just part of the pipework being worked on at the moment. This is a collection of loco vacuum brake and steam heat pipework.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 September 2017

The first paint is being applied to the returned wheelsets. This is the driving set.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 September 2017

Not mentioned in the report, we visited the works of K D Flavell who are refurbishing the superheater header. Here it is stood on the flange that fastens on to the boiler. The top and end faces are complete and this visit was to agree the repair procedure of the element holes.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

29 September 2017

The reversing shaft was fitted this week. The spiral spring that counteracts the wight of the reversing assembly, and the vacuum clutch that locks the shaft in position can be seen.
Photograph: Andy Barwick.

29 September 2017

The leading vacuum cylinder centre bearing has had its fixing holes welded up as it is to be repositioned on the loco and new holes will be drilled through. The bottom of the "U" has been built up with weld and bored out to a specified diameter to suit the vacuum cylinder trunions.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

1 October 2017

The staying of the new side plates of the boiler at Llangollen is now complete. This view shows the inside of the firebox. The area of new staying is apparent. The bottom row of stays will be put in after the replacement of the foundation ring.
Photograph: Paul Aston.

4 October 2017

Steady progress is being made with the wheelsets. They have now been thoroughly cleaned of the grease and wax put on them to protect them during their repairs and primer is now being applied.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

5 October 2017

The pegs that prevent the rotation of the rings in the valve heads have been drilled out this week. This has to be done very carefully and requires accurate setting up to ensure no damage to the valve head as they are to be reused.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 October 2017

One of the valve ring pegs after drilling out.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 October 2017

Much time and effort has been put in to cleaning and preparing pipework for refitting. This pipe is part of the run from the steam chest to the cab. It originally controlled the exhaust steam injector but is now used for the steam chest pressure gauge.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 October 2017

The leading vacuum cylinder centre bearing bracket was put in its correct position this week and the mounting holes drilled to suit. It was then removed for painting. Here it is on the painting bench.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 October 2017

The bottom of the tender sump was cut out this week and the flange in the plate recovered. The flange can be seen inside. New plate will be welded in and the old flange re-used.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

5 October 2017

The completed vacuum cylinder has been assembled using new seals and the piston checked to ensure free movement. Andy Barwick appears pleased with the results of his efforts.
Photograph: Malc Bateman.

6 October 2017

The air brake piping has been refitted around the front bufferbeam.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 October 2017

The steam heat pipework was refitted to the loco this week. This view shows behind the front bufferbeam. The pipework for the steam heat still requires securing to all its brackets.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 October 2017

The platework around the Cartazzi has been given another coat of cleaning and descaling in preparation for final testing as repairs to the inner frames are completed in this area.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 October 2017

The overhaul of the leading vacuum brake cylinders has been completed with only painting now to be completed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 October 2017

A view from the end of the steam heat pipe at the cab end of the loco frames. The end of pipe can be seen on the right as it snakes up the frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 October 2017

The wheelsets continue to be finally cleaned and receiving coats of primer. The photo shows the progress so far with one of the bogie wheelsets.
Photograph:Darrin Crone .

14 October 2017

The piston valve heads have now had all the pegs removed and are ready for machining to suit the new valve liners.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

14 October 2017

The valve heads are dye penetrant inspected by Roger Turnbull and Andrew Jacques.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

17 October 2017

The bogie cladding plates being trial fitted and repaired. This work is now completed and they are now being painted.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

17 October 2017

The results of hours of work, another coupled wheel is now ready for filling and painting.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

18 October 2017

Re-installing the refurbished pipework continues with Dave Lee and Peter Ellis working out the best sequence for work to continue.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

18 October 2017

The boiler is put on its side at Llangollen. It was lifted on to bogies and returned to the boiler shop. The new stays can be seen on the lower sections of the plates inside of the firebox.
Photograph: Paul Aston.

19 October 2017

The inner Cartazzi frames to the rear of the main frame plates and the diaphragm plate stretcher have been repaired, inspected and "signed off". They received paint this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

19 October 2017

The 24" vacuum brake cylinder was reassembled last week with a new rolling ring and checked for operation by Andy Barwick. It operated satisfactorily and the cylinder is now being painted by Andy.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

19 October 2017

One of the coupled wheels is being filled prior to painting.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

21 October 2017

The bogie has been raised to ease access to the hornstays which require new bolting.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

21 October 2017

The ashpan is lifted and the rail wagon it was on has been rolled back out of the way.
Photograph: Andy Barwick.

27 October 2017

The superheater at the works of K D Flavell on the bench during examination by SNG Engineers. Further work is required.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

27 October 2017

New fitted bolts are being fitted to the bogie hornstays. One is in place and the other is ready for fitting.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 October 2017

The ashpan is now in the NRM workshop ready to be worked on. It will require some new platework to return it to its original shape, and to replace wasted areas.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28October 2017

Two of the coupled wheelsets have now received filler, but there's still plenty to do.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 October 2017

The fitting of the steam chest pressure pipe, with the yellow tag, from the smokebox to the Cartazzi complete. The pipe in green primer is part of the vacuum brake system and this is now being fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 October 2017

New fitted bolts being put in the leading right combined bracket. It is apparent why special reduced diameter washers are required.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 October 2017

The bogie hornstays have had a final inspection around the bolt holes before refitting. They will be removed once more to allow the axleboxes to be fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

2 November 2017

A straight edge is clamped across the rear of one of the driving wheels so that the distance from the centre thrust face to the tyre profile can be measured. This will give us the required thickness of the front face of the axlebox.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

4 November 2017

The ashpan is now being repaired in the NRM workshop. The heated areas can be seen at the front of the sshpan where the plates are being straightened.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

4 November 2017

All the coupled wheels have now seen filler and many have been finish sanded, but there's a long way to go yet.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

4 November 2017

The repaired tender sump.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

4 November 2017

The bogie with new hornstay bolting and in front is the bogie suspension springs.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

4 November 2017

Another piece of the vacuum system pipe jigsaw, refurbished with repaired ends.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

4 November 2017

We now have six sound clackbox castings so we can progress to final machining.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

10 November 2017

The driving wheelset is the last to get the filling and sanding treatment.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

11 November 2017

The bogie rubber spring on top of the "box" it normally sits in. These are on the bottom of the steel coil suspension springs.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

11 November 2017

The wire through the left cylinder passes along the centre line. A wire is now to be put up across the front of the loco to measure any error in the positioning of the cylinders across the loco.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

14 November 2017

The front of the wire can be seen in the cylinder bore. The loco is a little dusty because of the filling and sanding that has been done over the last few weeks.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

14 November 2017

All the fitted bolts are in the right leading combined bracket which has allowed the final two frame rivets to be put in. With pipework now being re-installed access to the frames is getting more difficult.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

14 November 2017

The main task of the last few weeks has been the filling and sanding of the coupled wheels.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT.

14 November 2017

The final closing of the frame rivets is done by hand by a team of two working opposite sides of the rivet.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

18 November 2017

The last two fitted rivets have now been closed. This will allow this final part of the loco main frames to be painted to top coat.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

18 November 2017

The ashpan being moved by Engineering Team volunteers. We received the full co-operation of the NRM Security Team as each time we wanted to use the crane the workshop gallery drawbridge had to be operated by them.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

22 November 2017

A considerable amount of space was taken up in the NRM workshop by some old traction motors. With the space released by the traction motors we now have a suitable space for working on the ashpan and bogie wheels.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

22 November 2017

This week to release the space for our use we moved the old traction motors on to a lowmac wagon. Here they are loaded.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

22 November 2017

The boiler in the works at Llangollen. It is now laid on its side. The firebox roof with the removed stays can be seen.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

23 November 2017

With most of the roof stays removed the inside of the outer doorplate can be seen from the tubeplate end of the firebox. The pipes supply steam to the injectors.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

23 November 2017

The leading vacuum cylinder centre bearing has been extensively refurbished and was refitted this week. The overhauled pipework that has been fitted in recent weeks can be seen.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

25 November 2017

The copper gaskets that seal boiler fittings have been returned to the workshop for inspection so that we can decide if any require replacement.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

25 November 2017

The blow off cock has been dismantled and cleaned this week and will be required for fitting to the boiler at Llangollen. While repairing the valve seat it is apparent the valve will need more work to ensure reliable operation in to the future.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

25 November 2017

One of the bogie axleboxes being bored out by the NYMR workshop.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

28 November 2017

The ashpan has seen further work this week with the strengthening plates removed from the lower front as they had warped. New steelwork will be put in.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 November 2017

The bogie wheels are now receiving undercoat.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 November 2017

Not mentioned in the report but the repaired tender sump has been prime painted this week.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

30 November 2017

The outside right loco mainframes have been painted to top coat this week.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

1 December 2017

The leading and trailing wheelsets have painted in primer this week.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone.

1 December 2017

The platework in the tender coal space has been examined for thickness.
Photograph: Richard Swales.

2 December 2017

In the centre of the photo of the rear of the loco frames the end of the steam heat pipe. This is the first pipe run completed the full length of the loco.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2017

The superheater header has now returned to the NRM workshop at York. There is still work to be done and pressure testing before it can join the boiler at Llangollen.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2017

The header came back with new end plugs. The plugs cover the ends of the outermost row of elements and are removed to access the elements for expanding.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2017

The pipe connection fittings have been put on the vacuum cylinders. This is the 24" cylinder.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2017

The coupled wheels have now received two coats of primer. After a light rub down they will be painted in undercoat.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2017

Some of our collection of superheater element expander gear being sorted for use.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2017

One of the leading vacuum cylinder outer bearings has been weld repaired and bored out. It awaits refitting and the alignment checked.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2017

The front steam heat valve and hose. The valve has been stripped and examined. A new seal is required and a new hose will be fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone.

9 December 2017

Overhaul Photographs:
September 2015 to June 2016
July to December 2016
January to June 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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