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Workshop Update 17th May 2018

17th May, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097     All boiler steel cladding panels have now been completed and the insulation panels prepared. The cladding was removed in preparation for the steam test.   Final full working pressure steam tests have now…

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Workshop Update 20th March 2018

20th March, 2018

    BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   The backhead has now been refitted and work has started on the first fitting of the boiler and firebox steel covers. This involves cutting and shaping each panel and fitting edge profiles round…

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Workshop Update 20th March 2018

Shop Update 17th February 2018

17th February, 2018

  SHOP SPRING CLEAN During the ‘quiet’ winter period,  we have been busy tidying up our Shop Coach.   A lot of work has gone into arranging our big collection of new and second hand model railway locos, coaches, wagons, track and accessories, displaying the…

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Workshop Update 5th February 2018

5th February, 2018

    BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097     Scaffolding has been erected around the boiler on the lowmac frames and the crinolines have now been fitted.   Further caulking of the firebox stays has been carried out and a couple…

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Workshop Update 5th February 2018

Workshop Update 31st December 2017

31st December, 2017

  BR Standard 4 Class 4 mt  2-6-4 t loco   No 80097   More steam pipe bending has taken place with the main steam pipes from the superheater header being fitted and the ends coded welded on. All flanges and pipework for the injectors are…

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Workshop Update 7th December 2017

7th December, 2017

  The boiler / compensating ring / smokebox have been drilled through and bolted together. An engineering team came in and riveted the assembly together.   The steam heat valve, main steam manifold, top feed clacks and steam brake bracket have been bolted on. The…

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Workshop Update 7th December 2017

Workshop Update 25th October 2017

25th October, 2017

  Following its return and initial dropping into the frames, the boiler has now been correctly positioned and the smokebox trial fitted to make sure it was correctly aligned with the boiler. The smokebox was then removed and the compensating ring ground down to be…

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Newsletter

3rd October, 2017

The latest newsletter has now gone out to all members and shareholders. If you haven't received it please get in contact and we can update our records. 

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Boiler Returns

15th September, 2017

This press release was sent out today:   The Bury Standard 4 Group has received an early Christmas present with the return of the repaired boiler for their steam loco. The boiler has undergone a major overhaul which comprised of a complete new boiler barrel,…

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Boiler Update 8th September 2017

8th September, 2017

  Our boiler has passed its steam test at Northern Steam Engineering in Stockton on Tees on Thursday 7th September.   This significant step, after nearly three years of rebuilding, now means that we should see the boiler back at our workshop in Bury in…

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Boiler Update 8th September 2017