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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 2019

.Components from the drop grate operating mechanism awaiting painting
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

3 July 2019

A full set of new tender hornstay bolts.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

13 July 2019

The tender frames are now painted to black gloss.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

13 July 2019

The valve gear lifting arms, not at the correct angle, have now been overhauled to accept new pins.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

13 July 2019

New pins have also been fitted to the valve gear radius rods.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

13 July 2019

The superheater header in place and being pressure tested
Photograph: Paul Aston

16 July 2019

A pattern has been made of the plates required for the top of the tender front.
Photograph: Peter Bracckstone

17 July 2019

The jig used to accurately identify the angle that the return cranks should be set.
Photograph: Richard Swales

18 July 2019

On the back of the dummy return cranks the distance from the wheel centre is marked and the length of the crank from the centre of the pin.
Photograph: Richard Swales

18 July 2019

The marked dummy return cranks will be used as patterns for the machining of the real return cranks to the correct dimensions.
Photograph: Richard Swales

18 July 2019

The tender spring hanger bolts painted to undercoat.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

23 July 2019

One of the loco brake hangers with a new bush fitted is drilled through to ensure correct alignment of the bushed holes.
Photograph: Richard Swales

25 July 2019

The GSMR radio is housed in one of the original tender lockers. The locker has been refurbished and the radio refitted.
Photograph: Richard Swales

25 July 2019

A wooden pattern in place on the front of the tender to act as a drilling pattern for the new steel plates.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

25 July 2019

The tender frames and wheels are being painted while the last axlebox tender is fitted.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

8 August 2019

The back of the axleboxes are thoroughly cleaned out and any repairs necessary carried out before fitting new rubber seals.
Photograph: Richard Swales

15 August 2019

The superheater elements are now being fitted to the boiler at Llangollen.
Photograph: Paul Aston

15 August 2019

The 2:1 lever mentioned in the previous report on the marking out table.
Photograph: Richard Swales

17 August 2019

The leading tender dragbox has received some overlay welding to restore material thickness to the safety ink holes.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

21 August 2019

One of the return cranks being ground after machining.
Photograph: Tony Bickerstaff

23 August 2019

One of the eccentric rods on the marking out table being carefully measured so that the specified clearances from the return cranks can be calculated.
Photograph: Richard Swales

29 August 2019

One of the radius rods with a motion pin fitted is drilled through for fitting the taper pins that locate the motion pin in the rod.
Photograph: Richard Swales

29 August 2019

The finished gluts are fitted and the final measurements taken of the hole that will fit the finished new inside big end bearing.
Photograph: Richard Swales

5 August 2019

The tender frames being lowered on to the wheelsets>.
Photograph: Richard Swales

10 August 2019

The tender frames on the wheels and springs.
Photograph: Richard Swales

10 August 2019

The closeness of the pipework to the wheels and axles can be seen. The sump of the tank will fill the space above the pipes.
Photograph: Richard Swales

10 August 2019

Before the frames were lowered, the axleboxes were assembled on the wheelsets.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

10 August 2019

The new motion pin is fitted in the end of the radius rod and is then secured with a taper pin. The hole being reamed to ensure alignment and the correct taper.
Photograph: Andy Barwick

10 August 2019

A set of superheater elements having the ends pre-expanded before insertion in the header.
Photograph: Paul Aaston

10 August 2019

The tender tank being lifted to clear the height of the frames.
Photograph: R Hawkhead

19 September 2019

The front of the tender tank at full height.
Photograph: Richard Hawkhead

19 September 2019

The tank is clear of the tender frames and the frames can be pushed under the tank.
Photograph: Richard Swales

19 September 2019

The frames rolled easily under the tank, clearing the sump.
Photograph: Richard Swales

19 September 2019

The frames positioned for the lowering of the tank.
Photograph: Richard Swales

19 September 2019

The tank was lowered on to packing on the frames so the areas on the bottom of the tank that it previously stood on were uncovered and could be painted.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

20 September 2019

The tank fully down on the frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

20 September 2019

The middle slidebars are fitted and secured with new bolts.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

26 September 2019

Some of the gears for the cod's mouth operating gear.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

26 September 2019

The ashpan front sealing stip has been welded along.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

26 September 2019

The coach is being painted.
Photograph: Nigel Wilson

2 October 2019

The cylinder covers have been needle gunned and will be tested.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

8 October 2019

The tender hornstays have been refitted with new fitted bolts and are now split pinned and receiving paint.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

10 October 2019

The boiler is prepared for the steam test.
Photograph: Nigel Wilson

10 October 2019

The boiler bathed in sunshine and ready for the steam test.
Photograph: Nigel Wilson

10 October 2019

A good plume of smoke as the water is heated up for the steam test.
Photograph: Nigel Wilson

10 October 2019

The prerssure gauge reading 250 lbs per sq inch announcess the success of the steam test.
Photograph: Nigel Wilson

10 October 2019

A good plume of steam rises as the safety valves blow during the steam test.
Photograph: Nigel Wilson

10 October 2019

Another view of the safety valves blowing off during the steam test. The "ten year clock" is not yet ticking as the plan is to re-hydraulic test the boiler at York to reset the clock.
Photograph: Nigel Wilson

10 October 2019

The boiler under test at Llangollen.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

10 October 2019

The safety valves blow.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

10 October 2019

The tender adjustable brake pulls ready to be refitted.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

17 October 2019

New brake pins manufactured by the engineering Team.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

19 October 2019

The long tender brake pull are refitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

19 October 2019

Inside the tender frames the links from the brake cylinders to the brake shaft have been refitted.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

19 October 2019

The tie rods between the long pull rods have been refitted. The distant one was fitted after the removal of the scoop during preservation.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

19 October 2019

A close up of the tie rod end showing how it fits on to the new lower brake hanger pin.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

19 October 2019

New and old brake hanger pins. One of the new pins is covered in graphite ready for fitting. The new pins conform to the LNER drawing.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

24 October 2019

The coach at Cranmore is now approaching completion.
Photograph: Nigel Wilson

25 October 2019

The frames seen from the wheel drop pit. Once a common sight in many loco depots and works.
Photograph: Richard Swales

30 October 2019

The driving wheels being raised in to the frames.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

30 October 2019

It's a pacific again!.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

30 October 2019

The return cranks and one of the templates used to get the square positions correct, essential for the correct operation of the engine.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

31 October 2019

The right return crank being fitted on to it's crankpin.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

31 October 2019

The drop grate is fitted in the ashpan and the frames can be seen without the boiler for the last time.
Photograph: Richard Swales

5 November 2019

With the frames covered for protection from the rain, the Engineering Team waits for the shunter to arrive to take us out of the workshop.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

6 November 2019

The frames are shunted with great care observed by the Engineering Team.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

7 November 2019

The boiler is lifted off the truck that brought it from Llangollen.
Photograph: Ricgard Swales

7 November 2019

Lowered on to the frames for the first trial fit.
Photograph: Trevor Camp / SNGLT

7 November 2019

After some positioning to ensure a good fit the boiler is lifted to allow the smokebox to be sealed.
Photograph: Trevor Camp / SNGLT

7 November 2019

While lifted the ashpan is ground back to prevent fouling on the foundation ring.
Photograph: Trevor Camp / SNGLT

7 November 2019

The boiler lifted just clear of the frames to allow minor adjustments.
Photograph: Trevor Camp / SNGLT

7 November 2019
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With the boiler lowered for the last time securing bolts are put through smokebox saddle.
Photograph: Trevor Camp / SNGLT

7 November 2019

The boiler on the frames, secured and waiting to be shunted back to the workshop.
Photograph: Trevor Camp / SNGLT

7 November 2019

One of the radius rods being bored for new bushes in the workshop of one of our volunteers.
Photograph: Richard Swales

13 November 2019

The bogie being lowered in to the wheeldrop.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

16 November 2019

One of the loco side-bearers fitted in place below the outside cylinders.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

16 November 2019

The bogie is now ready to be lifted and refitted to the loco.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

16 November 2019

On the wheeldrop the Cartazzi wheel set is lowered from the frames.
Photograph: Richard Swales

26 November 2019

A view up toward the loco frames from the wheel drop pit.
Photograph: Richard Swales

26 November 2019

The cod's mouth gear is now reassembled with new bearings.
Photograph: Ken Woods

26 November 2019

The return cranks are now fitted to the crankpins. The crankpins are now being drilled and reamed for the fitting of the return crank securing bolts.
Photograph: Richard Swales

28 November 2019

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