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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 63 - Summer 1987

Shed Noticeboard - From the Ashpit - Loco Department News

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Trevor Page - The Midland Railway road crane, restored by Keith Simpson, now stands in the station forecourt resplendent in crimson lake livery.

Metropolitan No. 1

Met No. 1 is in service, needing only routine maintenance-and the only major work has been to put the engine in to a highly polished state for the Steam Heritage Awards. In common with all the other serviceable locomotives, Met No. 1 has had its annual boiler examination.


Many small jobs have been attended to, including repacking the valve spindle glands, machining of the blow down valve and the overhaul of some cab fittings.

Coventry No.1

The NBL's draughting arrangements mentioned in the last News were not revised before the start of the season because of other urgent jobs. However, a new smokebox reinforcing ring was fitted.


The fireless continues to operate well.


The Flying Bufferbeam has had some pipework renewed, but is otherwise available for service.


It is planned to fit the new smokebox to Peter Bradbury's large Peckett in the near future.


The Kerr Stuart has been repainted by new member John Hogg and the chains have been removed for adjustment and to allow the sprockets to be inspected.


The 04 is to be taken out of traffic as soon as K4428 is finished, so that a complete repaint and service can be undertaken.


The Hunslet 0-4-0DM Esso 1 continues to see a great deal of use.


The drawings for the new gusset plates to be fitted to the frames of the Baguley Drewry have been completed and the material is to be obtained soon.


The large Hunslet 0-6-0DH diesel has had the electrical wiring overhauled, air receivers checked and the brake hangers refitted . Repainting is finished and the locomotive is now in service.


Hornpipe, having recently changed hands, left Buckinghamshire Railway Centre for a private site in Berkshire on 30th May.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1987 and so does not reflect events in the 27+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Shed Noticeboard - From the Ashpit - Loco Department News - Quainton News No. 63 - Summer 1987

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