We have worked on the K1 6 days since the last report.
The boiler has now been put onto a lowmac (see photo) which makes access a little easier. We have continued needle gunning the inside of the barrel and drilling side stays.
On the mechanical side the LH injector has been removed and cleaned, servicing the cylinder relief valves has been completed, both cylinder covers have been needle gunned and painted, the LH piston valve has been reassembled (we are having new nuts made for the RH valve so this will be reassembled later), the RH drain cocks have been serviced and we have started removing every other LH cylinder fastening bolt - the cylinder has been moving on the frames so all bolt holes are to be reamed and new bolts fitted.
Many thanks to Angie Buxton, Saskia van Schip, Lizzy Fielding, Steve Gibson, Mike Bloomfield, Frank Hryniewicz, Rolly Bingham and Robbie Ellis who have all worked on the loco since the last update.
Away from Carnforth work on the new slide bars (by Dormer Engineering) is due to start this week - thanks to Neal Woods for organising this.