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News Archive entries for February 2020

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.

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Sandpipe Carriers
  8 sandpipe carriers have been received from our metal cutting supplier. Ther are 4 sand ejectors per side, 3 on the leading side of the driving wheels (for forwards travel) and one on the rear side of the trailing wheel (for backwards travel). The holes at the bottom of each carrier are bolted to slots (for adjustment) on the sandpipe stays which are bolted to the spring hangers. We still need to manufacture the 16 serrated locking plates that will be welded to the stays and carriers
Tender Door Hinges
  The final item for today is that the hinges for the tender doors are coming along nicely. Ultimately, these will be welded to the tender wing plates (2 per side) which the hinges are sitting on
Sand Boxes
  Unlike the early Class 7 Britannias, the later version of the Class 6 Clans were to have 3 sandboxes. The front 2 have 2 outlets, the rear box is a bit larger and has 4 outlets. Here Mike and Ashley have a discussion about the work still required. For example, an access plate is fitted over the oval hole on the sandbox in the front of the photo. The bolt holes need to be drilled.
Tender Doors
  Mike has also been working on the tender doors. The BR1G tender has a door system comprising of 3 hinged plates, 2 flat and one curved. These extend out from a folder storage position on the tender and are secured to the rear of the cab using the pin on the left hand side of the door in the photo. Rubber sealing flaps are fitted at the bottom of the doors which is the far end in the photo.