Monday 26th August 2019

A quick Bank Holiday update before settling down on the sofa for the last time with Demelza this evening – last edition of Poldark for those that don’t watch it.

Fred painting FR 20's fireboxAndy Booth has completed the expansion of the tubes in the FR 20’s boiler and has been beading them over in the firebox. He will return to complete the job early in September. Meanwhile, Fred has started the job of giving the boiler a coat of paint.

FR 20’s brake rigging has received a couple of coats of paint and it is planned to reassemble the tender axleboxes shortly ready for the tender to be placed back on its wheels. Roger on his knees againRoger has again been on his knees painting the boiler cladding or, as we are assured by John Dixon the correct term is, clothing.

Machined bearing for CalibanAlan Vipond has been machining Caliban‘s newly white metalled bearings ready for them to be scraped in.

New spring hanger pin for CalibanAde, who spent most of last Wednesday shunting carriages, has fitted one of the spring hangers with one of the newly manufactured pins.

JD making new pipe bending vice benchJohn Dixon has been making a new bench for a pipe bending vice.

Phil Bell and one of Fluff's cab sidesAnd Phil Bell has continued his work on Fluff‘s cab platework.

Finally, over at Embsay a hydraulic test has been successfully completed on Cumbria¬†to test the ‘J’ pipe and fireman’s side injector delivery pipe. A boiler washout was being carried out this last weekend in preparation for the loco’s boiler survey.