If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

60007 (4498) Sir Nigel Gresley Overhaul

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by No.7, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Davo

    Davo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Messages:
    1,155
    Likes Received:
    310
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    W yorkshire 56f
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Thats the one i was trying to think of after the tubes have been rolled and expanded ive never done it (but would love to see how it is carried out maybe at the yorkshire dales railway where i got offered a voluntary job to help restore carriages where im a member) to seal the ends of the tubes over the tubeplates so water dosent seep through them.
     
  2. marshall5

    marshall5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    1,504
    Location:
    i.o.m
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Beading is applied to stop the tube ends burning away and protect the tubeplate. It doesn't have anything to do with stopping water "seeping through". Many locos simply have the tubes expanded and are not beaded at all - the seal is made with the expander.
    Ray.
     
  3. 60017

    60017 Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,892
    Likes Received:
    5,364
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  4. W.Williams

    W.Williams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,350
    Likes Received:
    1,061
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    46B1DC00-25AD-43B4-957F-5FF360E7AF2B.jpeg

    Looks like the return cranks were not for coming off, or are they always difficult customers? Evidence of some heat application there.

    SNGs overhaul looks to be going really well, the quality of the work is evidently very high.

    Looking forwards to seeing her make a trip to (yup, here is comes, I’m nothing if not predictable) Ferryhill in the near future :)
     
    Johnme101 likes this.
  5. 5944

    5944 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    5,369
    Likes Received:
    2,421
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Train Maintainer for GTR at Hornsey
    Location:
    Letchworth
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer


    60007's boiler has been steam tested at Llangollen.
     
    60525, 45517, 242A1 and 12 others like this.
  6. W.Williams

    W.Williams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,350
    Likes Received:
    1,061
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Did it pass with all those leaks?
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    9,780
    Likes Received:
    5,600
    Occupation:
    Gentleman of leisure, nowadays
    Location:
    Near Leeds
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Nothing major there but I suspect that wasn’t a formal examination.
    Those safety valves seem awful quiet for SNG.
     
  8. Thompson1706

    Thompson1706 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,629
    Likes Received:
    957
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Rhiwabon
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Yes it was. Boiler is going to York in a few weeks time. Leaks were very minor.

    Bob.
     
    Johnme101 and 26D_M like this.
  9. Davo

    Davo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Messages:
    1,155
    Likes Received:
    310
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    W yorkshire 56f
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Steam tests for boiler in frames at N.R.M. soon after the boiler is plumbed up anyone got a idea when the in frames steam test will be?
     
    paullad1984 likes this.
  10. 60017

    60017 Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,892
    Likes Received:
    5,364
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  11. Thompson1706

    Thompson1706 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,629
    Likes Received:
    957
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Rhiwabon
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    The boiler left Llangollen yesterday, so should be in York now.

    Bob.
     
  12. iancawthorne

    iancawthorne Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    3,060
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brampton, Cumbria
    ross, 242A1, jnc and 4 others like this.
  13. 60017

    60017 Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,892
    Likes Received:
    5,364
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Richard Roper, osprey and and60007 like this.
  14. pwsw5054

    pwsw5054 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    741
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    A video of yesterday's proceedings:

     
    ross, Johnme101, ilvaporista and 11 others like this.
  15. osprey

    osprey Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,062
    Likes Received:
    450
    Occupation:
    semi-retired, currently doing R&D for my patents
    Location:
    Halifax
    Excellent....
     
  16. leander

    leander New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    32
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wymington Beds
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Fantastic
     
  17. misspentyouth62

    misspentyouth62 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    844
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    34D, now flexible
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    musing through my old photographs .........
    Does anyone know if Sir Nigel has been outshopped in any colours other than 'Blue" in preservation and if not, is there a reason why this might be? (before anyone suggests, I have no axe to grind whether Blue or Green, just curious)
     
  18. Johnb

    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    10,050
    Likes Received:
    9,252
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired, best job I've ever had
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Always been LNER or BR blue as far as I know, I assume it’s because the members like it that way. Neither are strictly historically correct
     
    Johnme101 and misspentyouth62 like this.
  19. misspentyouth62

    misspentyouth62 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    844
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    34D, now flexible
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    thanks John - as I thought
     
  20. 60017

    60017 Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,892
    Likes Received:
    5,364
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired from corporate slavery :o)
    Location:
    Fylde Coast
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Very true, but doesn't she look the mutts nuts in BR Blue? Perfect for photting in less than direct sunshine (unlike BR Green). :D
     
    69530, Johnme101, green five and 3 others like this.

Share This Page