30th May 2021

Sunday, 30 May 2021 18:33 Chris Henwood J27 Blog

There is a lot to do on the both the Q6 and J27, on what is now the final week before both locos insurance 'in steam' exams.

If you are available to come along on Tuesday, please do get in touch with me.

We had a slight set back at the close of play on Saturday on attempting to fit the rear valve covers. the valve spindle in the fitted position is directly below the leading axle. We should have fitted the rear covers and then fitted the valves. Lesson learnt.

(When I say slight set back, it was actually incredibly frustrating. Not only did we have to remove the oil pipes and front covers again, as we attempted to move the valves gently to allow clearance between the rear spindle and the axle, the rings popped. Removing and re securing the valve rings will now make for a time consuming job which had already been done, and could have been avoided, at a time when we could have really done without it. alot of cursing occurred, and we promptly gave up and went to Robsons for a barbecue instead.)

Please read through the following jobs and let me know which you would like to be on with:

I look forward to hearing from you.