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Home News News and announcements New J27 Cylinder Block - Machining Starts

New J27 Cylinder Block - Machining Starts


The machining of the J27 cylinder block, cast at the end of August by Timson foundry from the pattern made by the South Lincs foundary, has begun at Multi-Tech in Featherstone. There is a further set of pictures below taken on the 13th December.

Richard ??? of Multi-Tech who is overseeing the machining of the cylinder block.

David Elliot, the NELPG representative, with the cylinder block on the planing machine bed.

The freshly machined cylinder face showing the boring of the piston and valve openings.

The following 4 pictures show the progress made over the subsequent three weeks.

Rear view showing piston and valve cover faces. The smoke box retaining bolt holes have been bored.


Front view showing cylinder and valve bores. The cover stud holes are complete.


A view of the blast pipe and main steam pipe faces.


A view along a valve bore.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 January 2012 16:46