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.
The B17 Sandringham Project are joining us at CTL Seal's premises in Sheffield. They have 2 tenders which they need to move on site; they need to stand on rails. As the Clan Project is a resourceful team (!), we've got some track sections and spent time today assembling them. We were joined by Alan from the Sandringham Project in the orange jacket.
The tenders are due to arrive later in the week.
Track Panels in Place
Mark from CTL Seal uses the large loader to put the panels into place ready for the arrival of the tenders
With many thanks to our supporters, the Clan Project is pleased to report that orders have been placed for
1. The bogie cannon box casting pattern
2. The casting of 2 bogie cannon boxes
3. 2 pony or trailing truck wheels.
The image is our 3D CAD model of the bogie cannon box. This will enclose the axle and will contain a taper roller bearing at each end.
Frames Transferred to Machine Shop
A major milestone in the building of 72010 Hengist took place today with the movement of the frames from the Assembly shop to the Machine shop at CTL Seal. Next Monday, the frames will be set up on a Juaristi machining station where the hornguides wil be machined. The frames are upside down in the photo and the hornguides are the U shaped opening in the frames. The inner faces need to machined so that the axleboxes will sit accurately perpendicular across the frames. The small rectangular boss you can see on the hornguides is the remains of a temporary stay, part of the casting. This will be machined off. The frame keeps (on top of the hornguide opening) will also be machined to fit their specific location. These are upside down at the moment as well, purley to ensure that the hornguide opening is supported.
Tender Lifting Brackets
Another small job today are these tender tank lifting brackets. The 2 halves of the bracket were originally riveted together. From studying photos of engines under overhaul, we have noted a tendency for them to corrode along the joint and split apart. Therefore we are going to weld them together. Dummy rivets will be fitted.