Here are the diary entries for this month. You can use the forward and backward links to see the next or previous months. Most photos taken before 2018 are small size. From 2018 onwards, most photos you see below will have a link to a full size image by clicking on the photo.
As you can see from the table above we are well on our way for the last few frame components. All of this progress would not be possible without the generosity of our members and donators. If we can continue this progress we will have everything in place to start frame assembly at Ian Rileys & Son (Bury).
Frame Assembly Rendering
This is the first frame assembly rendering from our friends at the 5AT group. The render shows the frame components currently held in stock (the frame extensions, bogie components and rear drag box gussets aren't shown at this stage.
The components by colour are:
Main frame plates, horn guides and buffer beam
Front Combined stretcher and spring hangar brackets
Second combined stretcher and spring hangar brackets
Third combined stretcher and spring hangar brackets
Left slide bar bracket, Right slide bar bracket due to be cast. The left hand bracket is due to be machined shortly
Horizontal and vertical frame stretchers including the 'bread basket combined stretcher and brake cylinder support
We also have the smokebox, smobebox ring, smokebox door, chimney, buffers and coupling gear, not yet shown on the render.
Once again many thanks to the 5AT group for allowing us to reproduce the renders while they work on the cylinder exhaust, performance and efficiency project.
Slide bar bracket machining commences (1)
The slide bar bracket maching has commenced at Boro Foundry. Photo courtesy of Boro Foundry Managing Director Nick Norton. This marks the start of a new phase of engineering in preparation for assembly next year. Don't forget you can still donate or sponsor a component, a list of which is available on our home page. Component part sponsorship is also available!
Slide bar bracket machining commences (2)
This component is highlighted in creme / gray in the 3D CAD image above