We worked on the K1 for 3 days last week as planned. The pre overhaul dismantling continued with the following parts being removed:
- Firebox cladding and lagging
- Rear valve covers
- Union links
- Combination levers and valve cross heads
- Radius rods
- Expansion links
- LH drain cocks
- Pistons (after splitting from cross heads - the missing dolly did not turn up so I made a new one)
After removal of the firebox cladding and lagging the boiler side hand rails were refitted for safety reasons.
All parts removed have been examined and required work identified - there are no nasty surprises yet. In addition the LH cylinder cover has been cleaned and the LH front cylinder relief valve serviced. The whistle and LH drain cocks have been brought back to Staithes for servicing.
Many thanks to Angie Buxton, Steve Gibson, Les Harper and Mike Bloomfield who all did at least one day last week.