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Workshop Update 5th December 2018

5th December, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   After the very successful first runs during the ELR’s Autumn Steam Gala, the loco was handed over to ELR staff for weighing, load testing and line trials. Unfortunately during a fast run on the…

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Restoration Update October 2018

22nd October, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   Final assembly of the loco has continued and on Monday 15th October the loco was shunted down to the East Lancs Railway’s Baron Street loco shed.   A fire was lit in the firebox…

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Restoration Update October 2018

Workshop Update 5th October 2018

5th October, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   Serious progress has now been made in the final assembly of the loco.   The last of the copper pipe runs in the cab have been completed and the cab roof is now fully…

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Workshop Update 12th August 2018

12th August, 2018

BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   Good progress is being made with more gauge pipework fitted and the handrail pedestals being made. All the superheater elements have been fitted and bolted up. The main steam pipes to the cylinders are now…

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Workshop Update 12th August 2018

Workshop Update 26th July 2018

26th July, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   Following the returning of the boiler to the frames, final assembly is now progressing well.   The rocking grate mechanism, damper controls, injector pipework, top feed clacks and super heater header have all now…

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Workshop Update 7th June 2018

7th June, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   The boiler has been fully insulated and most of the cladding replaced ready for lifting.   On the 5th June the boiler was taken to the ELR loco shed at Baron Street, where it…

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Workshop Update 7th June 2018

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