Project 27
Restoring the Bluebell Railways forgotten P Primrose

Cylinders go for Machining 2018

The Cylinder block has been sent away to our friends at Statfold Engineering Ltd for machining. Undeterred by the English weather, on Friday, Matt and Ben popped up and delivered the cylinder block casting to Statfold Barn for machining. Another little milestone for Projecty 27.

The cylinder castings loaded & ready for their journey.

Beating the snow we made it up to deliver the cylinder block to Statfold Engineering Ltd.

Inside Statfold’s Workshop showing the impressive setup.

The boring machine which will be doing most of the work on our cylinder block.

Progress at home with the rear buffer beam drilled & the front awaiting the same work.

Side valance parts painted up into Bonda primer ready for welding to the side valances.

Progress on the overhaul of the vacuum brake cylinder.

Vacuum brake piston being progressed & painted up.

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