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Project 27

January Working Day 2018

With the group together for our monthly working day, progress was made on making a start on riveting the rear drag-box up. After a successful day of riveting this plate is now ready for a coat of paint and machining to square this sub-assembly up to aid in the erection of the main frames. Also many thanks for the workshop staff allowing us to use there space and equipment for the day…

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Project 27

Christmas Update 2017

A brief works picture update of progress on 27 over the Christmas period and the beginning of the new year. The picture below show’s Ben busy machining true the brake cylinder support angle irons which will subsequently be riveted to the rear Dragbox & will suspend the main brake cylinder once fitted…

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Extract from the SECR repair book

I had an email recently from John Arkell of the SECR Society who has spent some time at the National Archives this year undertaking some research & during which he has found reference to the repairs carried out on No.27 in December of 1922 by the SECR. It gives details of the work carried out, the boiler number 289 and the fact that it was given a new chimney…

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