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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by BillyReopening, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Flying Phil

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    There is now a complete agreement with the NRM regarding the next ten years running on the main line and GCR. It is hoped that it could be running again by the end of next year. There is a similar agreement for the 04 - which also is hoped to be running again 2020/21.
     
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    There is a bit more work to be done on the boiler of 70013 before it goes to Tyseley. The frames have been jacked up and the driving wheels removed so that the roller bearings can be inspected. The pony and trailing trucks are being re-assembled.
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    The Roller bearings have passed their inspection and the wheels will go back into the chassis in the near future. The boiler is still outside the shed.
     
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    2020 back end or 2021 when 70013 possibly could be running again?
     
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    The plan is back end of 2020, but I suspect it will depend upon when the boiler is finished and returned.
     
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    I believe the driving wheels are back in the chassis. The boiler is still at Loughborough in front of the loco shed.
     
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    The boiler has had its superheater header removed but is still at Loughborough. The driving wheels are back in the chassis. DSCF7457.JPG
     
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    The boiler was still at Loughborough on Saturday, pretty much just an empty shell with no front firebox tube plate inside.
     
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    Have Tyseley got the contract to overhaul cromwells boiler including making a firebox and other boiler plates and to retube it or is that in the hands ov G.C.R. loughbrough M.P.D. enginèers phil?
     
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    See post #140
     
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    Boiler still at Lbro, but bits are going back on the chassis, pistons now in the cylinders.
     
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    More work has been done and the cylinder end caps and slide bars DSCF7594.JPG are in place. The boiler is still at Lbro.
     
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    The boiler was still sitting outside Lbro shed earlier this week.
     
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    Needless to say, with the current "lockdown", that the boiler is still outside Lbro shed as of today. (Picture in "Thornbury" thread).
     
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    The boiler is still sitting outside Lbro Shed.
     
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    Good news that the tender roller bearings appear to be "As new" when stripped down and inspected.
     
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    Albeit made by somebody called "Timpkin" according to Rail Mail.:eek:
     
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    I looked over the wall today and the boiler for 70013 is still outside the shed. The 04 boiler is also outside on a low bogie wagon.
     
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    Cromwell's boiler has had over 160 new copper stays fitted to the firebox.
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    Sources suggest that the Britannias had monel stays when built. Is this a change in design?
     

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