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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.
 


From January Overhaul 2019

The flue tubes in the boiler at Llangollen are trimmed to length.
Photograph: Paul Aston

3 January 2019

The trailing left crank pin end is fitted with the crank for the speedo drive. The gap between the crank and the face of the wheel will fix the length of the bearing bush fitted to this crankpin.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 January 2019

The sidebearer on the left. The loco frames are resting on the top of the bogie when moved off the wheeldrop. When levelled the gap appeared and was measured.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 January 2019

The outside draincock cross shaft has been fitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 January 2019

The governor that controls the air pump in its new location with new pipe flanges ans pipework being installed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 January 2019

The leading and trailing connecting rod bushes are now machined all over. The larger bushes yet to do.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 January 2019

The sponsored horizontal hornstay bolts machined to dimensions ready to fit.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 January 2019

One of the tender brake hangers with the bushes and pins being examined.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

5 January 2019

At the rear of the tender old platework is cut out.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

15 January 2019

The front lamp irons are heavily worn and were put on the loco to get the angles correct for the repair.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

17 January 2019

Pins from the buckeye coupling and coupled axleboxes are inspected for defects.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

17 January 2019

The top of the corridor connection at the back of the tender is supported by square section rods that pass through these brackets with adjustable wedges.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

19 January 2019

The cast iron steam pipes that fasten on to the cylinder tops are measured to ensure the new ones will be to the same dimensions.
Photograph: Richard Swales

19 January 2019

Overhaul Photographs:
September 2015 to June 2016
July to December 2016
February to June 2017
July to December 2017
January to June 2018
From January 2019


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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