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Fenchurch 150

Fenchurch 150: Overhaul Part 2 August 2022

Progress in re-assembly can be seen in David Lilley’s photo taken on the 29th August with more painting going on & as of the 31st of August Andy Kelly recorded the final placement of Fenchurch’s boiler in its frames using the overhead gantry crane in the Loco Works, No issues over whether that would fit after the trial run a few weeks back…

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Fenchurch 150: Overhaul Update Part 1 August 2022

Andy Kelly’s photos record the passing of the out-of-frames steam test, and bacon being fried in the tradition manner for celebratory bacon brioches. During the Terrier 150 event, the incomplete ‘Fenchurch’ was displayed as best as was possible in the circumstances alongside ‘Stepney’, as seen in Owen Hayward’s photo from 30 July…

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Fenchurch 150: Overhaul Update 21st July 2022

Fenchurch’s boiler has passed its hydraulic test, and boiler fittings are being overhauled and re-attached, as seen in Andy Kelly’s photos below. It is hoped that the loco will be assembled ready for display alongside ‘Stepney’ over the Terrier 150 weekend coming up on 29-31 July…

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Fenchurch 150: Overhaul Update Part 2 June 2022

A second update for June see’s the majority of the boiler work for Fenchurch’s boiler almost complete with only a few additional tasks to be finished off before the boiler is ready for a hydraulic & initial steam test. The opportunity was taken at this stage to make a trial fitment of the boiler…

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Project 27

Project 27: Summer Update 2022

Following on from the start of the year and with the side valances previously set in place after the temporary fitment of the front end for alignment the four valence end plate wings where finally welded into place. With this work completed a start could be made at finishing off the final riveting to the rear end of the frames as well as the front end, once the counterweights had been removed and in doing…

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Fenchurch 150

Fenchurch 150: Overhaul Update Part 1 June 2022

With the repair section to the bottom of the boiler welded in and the tube plate set into its final position the front tube plate is finally ready to be riveted into place using the modified and upgraded hydraulic rivet squeezer especially adapted for this task…

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Fenchurch 150

Fenchurch 150: Overhaul Update May 2022

May has seen good progress again on the overhaul work being carried out on Fenchurch for her 150th anniversary later in the year. Statfold Barn has pulled out all the stops getting Fenchurch’s bottom end overhaul completed & ready for delivery back to Sussex…

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Fenchurch 150

Fenchurch 150: Overhaul Update April 2022

With all the major parts of the firebox & boiler having been repaired or replaced the inner firebox was lowered into position and the firehole door ring & foundations ring have been finally aligned and fitted into position. This has enabled work to now concentrate on riveting in & staying the new firebox…

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