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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 62 - Spring 1987
GWR 'King' Class 4-6-0 No. 6024 King Edward I
Shed Noticeboard - 6024 Progress Report
It was reported in the last edition of Quainton News that the departure of the boiler to Norman Payne's works was imminent, but, unfortunately, a change in his circumstances prevented Mr. Payne from undertaking the work. This was a considerable set-back, but now, after obtaining quotes from several other companies, Engineering Services of Brightlingsea have been awarded the contract - and the boiler is now at their premises.
The work to be carried out, all under the watchful eye of BR inspectors, includes fitting the new tube plate, replacement of twenty crown stay nuts, fitting a complete new set of small tubes, fitting two new flue tubes and thirty of the existing ones with new ends welded on, replacement of twenty firebox stays and refitting of the smokebox. When all this has been done the boiler will be given a hydraulic test and, finally, a steam test, which may be undertaken in Essex or after the boiler has been reunited with the frames.
Work on the chassis has included the erection of the second inside connecting rod and the manufacture and installation of the small bore lubrication pipework. The cylinder drain cocks have been overhauled and fitted and the cylinder cladding is being replaced. The tender is receiving attention to pipework, the engine to tender couplings and more paint is being applied.
As reported elsewhere, we have taken possession of our workshop and this will help speed up restoration work. We are also installing electric lighting and power points, all of which will be supplied from our generator. Finally, it is hoped that the shed end doors will be fitted in the near future.
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