We worked on the K1 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week.
Further progress was made on clearing the backhead (now almost completed) the atomisers and associated pipework were removed as were the RH drain cocks, the loco brake pull rods, the hopper door linkage and the engine to tender bags. A start has also been made on removing the ashpan hopper doors. All parts removed have been cleaned and have either been examined or prepared for initial examination.
The thickness testing of the inner firebox sides and door plate was also completed.
Many thanks to Angie Buxton, Steve Gibson, Mike Bloomfield and Rolly Bingham who all did at least one day's work last week.
In addition to work on the loco we are in the process of improving the shower room at Steamtown as (assuming the Group agrees to overhaul the loco) we will be using the facility far more than anyone else over the next 18 months.