We worked on the preparations for the K1 overhaul for two full days and two evenings this week.
On the loco, the manifold was removed as were the remaining dome cover nuts. The snifting valve cover and valve body upper section have also been removed and the lower body prepared for removal. A good start on needle gunning the boiler has also been made. In addition all of the repairs required to the small bore pipework in the cab have now been completed with the re-ending of the steam sands drain pipe.
The main push this week was, however, to progress preparing the GUV (general utility van) for our use (primarily as as store). This work is now very close to completion - just another man (or woman) hour and the job will be done.
Many thanks to Angie Buxton, Rolly Bingham, Steve Gibson and Les Harper for their contributions since the last update.