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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 98 - October 2007
GWR 72XX Class 2-8-2T No. 7200
7200 Update - Eric Miller
Work is progressing on 3 fronts. On the frame, 3 brake gear chains have been repaired and all 8 are now fitted. Also, inside the frame, covers and new felt seals are being fitted to the driving wheel bearings and 5 are in place.
In the machine shop, the vacuum brake cylinder is being assembled with new trunnions and tie rods are being machined as well as parts for the valve gear.
On the bunker, the remaining side plate and most of the rivets have been removed. The bottom, inside the riveted framework and the baffle plates are being cut out in order to drop the bottom out for a new one to be shaped and welded in place, together with new baffle supports.
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