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Number 7's Photograph Gallery


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In April 2022 Sir Nigel Gresley returned from an overhaul which took more than six years and cost about £750,000. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of this overhaul please click on the donate button.


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A progress report for the overhaul may be found here.


From July Overhaul 2022

The crown exposed for examination of the outer crown stays.
Photograph: Richard Swales

7 Jul 2022

The fire iron bracket in grey near the battery box has been extended.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

8 Jul 2022

The speedo has been fitted with new waterproof flexible conduit and new stainless steel screws.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

8 Jul 2022

Some of the crown stay heads have been caulked by LNWRh to improve sealing.
Photograph: Richard Swales

14 Jul 2022

The removed section of smokebox top has had a weld prep ground ready for refitting.
Photograph: Richard Swales

15 Jul 2022

The smokebox end of the main steam pipe has been cut off and prepared for welding.
Photograph: Alan Garbett

15 Jul 2022

New grate support blocks have been machined, stood next to some removed from the firebox.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

19 Jul 2022

An extended die holder has been fabricated to extend the thread on some of the superheater studs.
Photograph: Richard Swales

20 Jul 2022

A view from the drivers side of the footplate.
Photograph: Richard Swales

20 Jul 2022

A new bracket has been made so that the cods mouth key can be put in its original place on the tender front.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

20 Jul 2022

New screws have been made for the Kylchap cowls to replace those eroded by the exhaust.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

26 Jul 2022

The cab air system labelling is being fully secured.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

27 Jul 2022

The bottom smokebox door liner plate stud and spacer have been burnt away and will be replaced.
Photograph: Richard Swales

28 Jul 2022

The extended thread on the upper studs can be seen bright. The studs will be cut down after threading.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

28 Jul 2022

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