J27 - 25 to 28 April 2022

Thursday, 28 April 2022 00:00 Chris Lawson J27 Blog

A cold but mainly fine day with the odd heavy shower at Grosmont on Tuesday, with Bill Dobson, Nigel Hall, Ed Bolam, Arthur Jenkins, Chris Lawson and Ian Pearson (who only came in to light the stove and make tea, but managed to hobble around and get in the way, assisting where necessary. However, his leg injury is improving).

On the J27, Arthur and Ed fitted the slacker pipe valve and its hose. The valve had been taken to Hopetown where Arthur made a new boss fitting which secures the valve and its boss to the fitting on injector delivery pipe. Both drawbars on the J27 were NDT inspected by Chris Henwood and found to be OK, then refitted to the locomotive with Ed and Nigel giving assistance, although there has been a subsequent debate about the drawbar cotter size. Nigel continued to finish touching up the outstanding paint work.