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K1 visits Craigentinny for wheel turning

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The K1 had to have it’s wheels turned due to excessive wear during work on the Jacobite this year. The supporting Black 5 had to have it’s wheels turned also, this was done during week commencing 23rd July 2012 when the K1 did an additional weeks work standing in for the Black 5. The K1 was booked for tyre turning at Craigentinny on the night of Monday 6th August 2012.

The K1 arrives at Craigentinny for wheel turning- John Midcallf

A support crew removed the connecting rods during the day on Monday.

At dusk the K1 is due to be moved over e wheel lathe - John Midcallf

Pony truck wheels on the lathe - John Midcallf

Another view of the pony truck wheels on the lathe - John Midcallf

A further view of the pony truck wheels on the lathe - John Midcallf

... and the RHS pony truck wheel on the lathe too - John Midcallf

Fireman's side rear driving wheels on the lathe - John Midcallf

Another view of the fireman's side rear driver on the lathe - John Midcallf

Driver's side rear driving wjeel on lathe  - John Midcallf

Close up of driver's side rear driving wheel on lathe  - John Midcallf

Another view of driver's side rear driving wheel on lathe  - John Midcallf

Harry Sams and Bill Sharp watch the re-profiling operation - John Midcallf

After athe night's work, the K1 was haiuled out to have its rods replaced on Tuesday 7th August 2012.

Profilling complete, Harry Sams admires K1 which is awaiting refitting of its rods - John Midcalf

Reunited with support coach, the K1 is towed away by the class 37 - John Midcalf

Harry Sams, Bill Sharp and Richard Campbell refitting rods - John Midcalf

Bill Sharp with copper hammer about to tap in taper pin whilst Richard Campbell holds crank in place - John Midcalf

Paul Huchinson measures the weight on each wheel - John Midcalf

Close up of the hydraulic weighing gear - John Midcalf

The K1 returned to Fort William on Saturday 11th August 2012 with the support coach piloted by a class 37.

Next day, the K1 is in steam - John Midcalf

Running around the train - John Midcalf

Taking water at Craigendoran junction - John Midcalf

A view of Ben Dorian from County March Summit - John Midcalf

Back at Fort William Depot, Ben Nevis in the background - John Midcalf

Simmering in the evening sun - John Midcalf

Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 12:57