I am pleased to say that we had a very good two days working on the K1 last weekend.
A good start was made on honing the valve liners, preparing the top of the cab for removal and cleaning the pistons. The sealing faces to the mud holes were cleaned, the manifold pipework removed, annealed and stored (other than the blower feed pipe - between the manifold and blower valve - which is getting a little thin and will be replaced) the steam heat valve was removed cleaned and stripped for repair and the clack boxes stripped and examined - other than replacing the steam valve heads and a little lapping in they are fine.
On Saturday evening we decided to dine out in Lancaster, just a short train ride from Carnforth. A lovely evening, fine beer and good food was had by all.
There will be another working party on Saturday when we will continue getting the top of the cab ready for removal and with the valve liner honing amongst other things.
If you would like to join us then please let me know by e-mail to this address or by text/ on phone 07964988551. If ringing on a weekday please do so after 18:30.
The first mid week working party will now be on Tuesday 19th Dec. If you would like to take part then please let me know as above.
The next full weekend working party will be on the 6th and 7th Jan 2018. I will mention this again nearer the time but I am sure you will all want to get it into your diaries now.