North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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Saturday 22nd April 2017

Another day of the "Carbon Reduction Programme", well nearly, with Colin Foxton, Peter Ellis, James Swainston (first time at Deviation shed), Gordon Wells and Ian Pearson (Andy was away cycling round the Yorkshire Dales).

After a cup of tea and biscuits, Peter continued with removing carbon from the the right hand valve, while everyone else dismantled the staging round the smoke box and removed it to the NYMR boiler shop.

Colin then cleaned the right hand cylinder cover, Ian cleaned the left hand cover, and James worked on the steam chests where there was more carbon to remove. Both covers are now cleaned, lightly oiled and put under the seat bench with covers on top. Peter completed cleaning the right hand valve which is on the work bench to reassemble. Mark O'Brien was duty fitter and he said he had to re tap the threads in the fire box and measure up before ordering the new flue tubes - hopefully in the next few days.

Gordon started fitting some new sockets in the pit but they are not yet wired up. He also put a new bulb in the 110v indicator above the cage showing a red light and telling us the 110v system is on.

Quite a lot of visitors round the Shed on Saturday (including a visit by the SNG overhaul team, led by Darrin Crone and Martin Ashburner, on a social day out on the NYMR) with more money going in the collection box!