September kicked off with the liberation of the timing gear at the blower end of the V12. We utilised the Manitou (Thank you to Lee Kenny for the assistance) and after freeing off all of the lubricating oil pipes the giant gears were free.
Work on the body continued, with the liberation of the other fire pull surround. Emma Seddon made short work of cutting out the old surround, and the next day the fabricated box was ready to be put back on to the loco.
Inside the loco, the lads have been moving through with the paint brush, again.
Finally, Steve Lucas has been practicing his magic by turning tired reverser parts into to ‘as new’.
If you are interested in helping out please contact David Jenkins
|Above : Steve Lucas and his magic hands turn tired parts into new. © C15PS|
|Above : Reverser contact tips renewed. © C15PS|
|Above : Steve Thomas painting in the boiler room end. © C15PS|
|Above : Traction Motor blower stand gets a coat of black paint. © C15PS|
|Above : The gear casing finally gives up and comes free of the V12. © C15PS|
|Above : More cutting required. © C15PS|
|Above : Emma cuts out the old fire pull surround. © C15PS|
|Above : Fabricated box ready to go. © C15PS|
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