North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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Q6 30 June 2022

Tuesday at Grosmont was a fine day, but very windy with the coal pile being watered to keep the dust down. Nigel Hall, Ed Bolam, Chris Lawson and Ian Pearson were present, along with Graham Bagshaw, an NYMR MPD volunteer.

The Q6 was stopped with air leakage in the smokebox and atomiser feedback problems. To deal with the air leak round the blast pipe, the smokebox concrete was being removed by MPD staff prior to it being replaced by fresh and thicker concrete. The Q6 atomisers were removed by Andrew Jeffery, stripped and shot blasted, to reveal one with cracks on its body and another thought to be porous with a poor thread. Looks like some replacements will be needed.