26th March 2021

Saturday, 27 March 2021 20:27 Paul Hutchinson K1 Blog
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Following the last update we steamed the K1 on Wednesday with Angie, Rich P and me (for refitting the tender steam brake piston and our steam/functional test) and today with Angie and me (for fitting new piston packings (kindly collected from Steve Andrews at Derby by Mike B) and the annual mainline hot exam/functional test).

The tests on both days were satisfactory and, before heading home this evening, we persuaded the Doc (who had been messing about with Bill on the Q6) to drive the engine up and down the head shunt a few times. He must have been impressed as he gave Angie and me access to the Q6 team’s stash of custard creams afterwards – only one each mind.

The next working party on the K1 will be on Sunday when we will be preparing the loco for working the Grosmont – Battersby crew competence trains next week.