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Industrial Loco Updates

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by AlistairS, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Avonside1563

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    Re: Industril Loco Updates!!

    Can guarantee it hasn't been altered, was scanned in from a print and posted straight on here!
     
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    Re: Industril Loco Updates!!

    Great to see "Bellerophon" back in steam!

    More news from the Industrials at Llangollen:

    Hunslet 3783 "Darfield No.1" arrived back at home on the 29th May after 2 years on hire at the Dartmoor Railway. Work at present has been mainly cleaning (the loco returned in a disgusting state the NCB couldnt even have rivalled!) and re-painted to cover scratches, dints wear and tear etc etc. The sanders are undergoing a rebuild at present but most importantly, the boiler has passed its annual inspection and is due its steam test any day. The remaining summer season will likely see Darfield on hire to the Yorkshire Dales Railway, Embsay.

    Hunslet 1873 "Jessie" is still in its sidetank guise as Thomas. However, it is likely to be re-fitted with its saddle tank once Llangollen resident Jinty 7298 returns at Thomas after its boiler repairs.

    Kitson 5459 "Austin 1" awaits boiler repairs. This is likely to be undertaken when time and money permit but as it still retains boiler ticket it takes priority over GWR Pannier 7754.

    Hudswell Clarke "Jennifer" is nearing completion and due steam tests as already mentioned.

    Avonside 1498 "Desmond" has been stripped down and an NDT test of its boiler undrtaken to assess its condition. The locos frames have been cleaned of rust and rot and mounted on a Loriot well wagon. This loco will then be restored using lottery funding for use by its owners The Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr Railway.
     
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    glad to here that darfield is progressing well she will need the sanders up at embsay
     
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    Re: Industril Loco Updates!!

    What livery will Belleropon be going into? Is that colour in the photo red oxide or a brown undercoat to suit its previous gloss brown colour?
     
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    Re: Industril Loco Updates!!

    As I was on Bellerophon when that was taken I can guarantee that the smoke was that colour, all I was thinking about though was what was happening to the rod brasses at that point 8-[ she is going back into brown although it is a much darker one than last time, in fact you can just see some of it on the cab side. In terms of when she will make her first public runs all being well it should be gala, assuming that is that myself and the rest of the team can get through the 47 jobs on the list that was drawn up on sunday night [-o< [-o< ](*,)

    Bellerophon the thinking mans industrial, What am I going to do when I have finished her??????/

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    " I didnt lose the shovel I knew exactly where it was, the fact it was 30 yards away in a field is besides the point"
     
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    Errrrmm Robert Heath No6 or Hawarden :-k think I know which one hehe Or there's always 1563 forgotten on Boulton's Sidings!!!
     
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    And the Twin-Tub as a side project? [-o< I reckon if you stick my next tenner (okay, a fiver) in the Knotty Coach Fund A.E1764 then it's yours 8-[ I'll sign anything.
     
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    Re: Industril Loco Updates!!

    Was definately a good feeling to have Bellerophon in steam... and yes as one of the 'team' who was there, I can assure everyone that that smoke WAS real... well done Matt for a new preservation recycling initiative, we can shovel that lot off the chimney cap and re-use it in the firebox!!!!!

    We only had her running up and down the yard, but I am definately looking forwards to stretching her legs!!! =D>
     
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    Re: Industril Loco Updates!!

    Further to my previous post. Spartan's boiler underwent pressure testing this weekend and over the course of two days, reached a total of 145psi. This is still 50 psi short of working pressure, but the decision has been taken to return the boiler to the frames, in order to set up an injector and carry out a full pressure test.

    Boiler lift planned for a couple of weeks time. \:D/
     
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    Singapore passed steam test last thursday so is ok till sept I think! given her a bit of tlc too for this weekend. \:D/
     
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    I thought singapore was due a ten year? Is it an extension or a really quick turnround? Or am I wrong?
     
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    An extesion only am affraid, she will be put through the works again though. 040 Barclay B.S.C 2 is hopefully our next engine to appear at our place and has been 6 moths off finishing for two years now!! but she has been completly rebuilt so we are all looking forward to having her out on our rakes of wagons and giving her a slog in the not too distant future. Singapore out sat/sun with freights for our vintage gala.
     
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    Makes sense, all good stuff. Any pictures?
     
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    Bellerophon should be in steam for its FTR exam as I type and hopefully appearing on BBC Midlands Today this evening!
     
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    Update on Bellerophon, Did a test run Yesterday, still a few snags to sort, but should be in action over the Gala at Foxfield.

    Also was filmed by BBC Midlands News and hopefully on tonight's (Thursday) bulletin at 6.30pm \:D/
     
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    A nice little plug on Midlands today. Good luck you foxfield guys with your gala.
     
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    Here's the finished result (well nearly) with Haydock's finest! Featuring the "Real Enginemen" (and Molly who decided not to look at the camera!) on the evening of 19th July after the loco's first day back in traffic!

    The crew is:
    On loco: Matt (A.E.1764), Alistair (Firefly 776)
    On ground: Nigel (avonside1563), Nick & Maggie
     

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