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Brighton Atlantic: 32424 Beachy Head

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Maunsell man, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. fergusmacg

    fergusmacg Part of the furniture

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    thank you fergusmacg

    some good fortune recycling there! Wheelsets from C2X and Frames from LBSCR B4 :)
     
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    Dan Hamblin Part of the furniture

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    Still as impressive as ever this morning:

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    Boiler needs to go in for the remaining cab pipework runs to be fabricated.

    Regards,

    Dan
     
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    The quality of the boiler cladding platework in the last picture of the September report is absolutely amazing!
     
  6. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    A brief update was in the latest e-Newsletter:

    Atlantic Project Update: Tender Loving Care

    With the boiler outside the front of Atlantic House, and the attachment of the main crinolines almost complete, work carries on inside the building on the tender chassis and the ashpan.

    This latter item is made up of various water-jet cut and bent steel parts bolted together to form the substantial ashpan, ready to be fitted under the firebox at the appropriate time.

    Most of the pipework within the tender chassis is now assembled, and sections of hardwood have been screwed into place on the top surface to provide a cushion between it and the tender tank when delivered.

    Three fabrication companies have been asked to quote for the tender tank, but no costings have yet been received, although one has sent representatives to assess the task. A fourth company in Derbyshire also has been identified as a possibility, having already supplied tender tanks for two locomotives on the Great Central Railway and one on the Mid-Hants.

    The smokebox is almost ready to be bolted onto the front of the boiler, having had the chimney temporarily fitted, and the bronze casting for the vacuum feed attached to the side.

    The photo shows the boiler with the crinolines fitted.

    by David Jones, Bluebell Atlantic Group
     
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    With work on the tender, and also showing the full extent of the boiler with smokebox (loosely) fitted.

    For those visiting at Branch Line Weekend, there will be a book signing by James Baldwin of his two publications covering the Great Northern and the LBSCR Atlantic locomotives in the Bluebell shop on March 16, Branch Line Weekend, when Atlantic House will be open over the three days.

    Tom
     
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    This was his previous loco. DSC_4111a.jpg
     
  10. Jamessquared

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    From the e-newsletter:

    Atlantic Group Update: Tender Construction Tendered

    We had a successful three days over the Branch Line Weekend, taking just short of £2,500 in sales of second-hand books and models. Visitors, including a group from the East Anglian Railway Museum, expressed admiration for current progress on “Beachy Head”, and visitors were able to see the various parts under construction, including the smokebox on the boiler outside and the ashpan and tender inside Atlantic House. ​

    We have now received four quotations for the tender tank and will be placing an order soon, with delivery anticipated in the autumn. They are all within the same price range of £32,000 to £39,000, but the firms vary regarding experience with previous tender construction, so this fact will dictate who is chosen. Once delivered, there is quite a lot of additional work to carry out on pipework, toolboxes, and coal rails.​

    Tony Funnell has been working on the steel sheeting for the back of the firebox and the firehole door assembly, and Keith has started preparing the timber floor of the cab. The locomotive will shortly be moved forwards so that scaffolding can be erected around the cab to enable further painting to be carried out by Richard. ​

    Fred and Malcolm are progressing with various machining tasks on components ready for fitting to the engine at the appropriate time. A special pad has been made to facilitate the lifting of the boiler into the frames once the hydraulic and steam tests have taken place. We have been invited to have Atlantic House open over the STEM Weekend at the end of May Bank Holiday, and we will be open over the Model Railway Weekend at the end of June.​

    By David Jones​
     
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    Superb as always. Thanks for the update
     
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