Ian reports that Monday 28 February was a dull day at Grosmont with Bill Dobson and Ian Pearson in attendance to witness the boiler cold exam of the Q6 and J27 by the Bureau Veritas boiler inspectors . All boiler doors, plugs, safety valves and pressure gauges, as well as both boilers, were examined and successfully passed the inspection.
The start of the new month on Tuesday turned out to be a very cold bright frosty morning at Grosmont with Bill Dobson, Nigel Hall, Paul Jameson (who brought a delicious lemon icing sponge cake for us all), Ian Pearson and Chris Lawson in attendance.
Nigel retreated upstairs to make some room and set up the Workmate bench. He then varnished the four J27 cab windows on one side only, leaving the other side to be done next day.
Wednesday, by way of contrast, was a cold miserable damp day with Bill Dobson, Steve Hyman, Ed Bolam, Nigel Hall, Paul Jameson, Trevor Wilford, Gordon Wells and Ian Pearson.
Steve and Paul built up the J27's safety valves. These are now stored upstairs in No 8 bay. Steve also cleaned both of the J27's gauge frame protectors and the fittings. These are also now stored upstairs in No 8 bay. Nigel completed varnishing the other side of the J27 cab windows. He also cleaned and painted the handrail bosses that fit on the cab when refitted.
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