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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by 63A, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. steam_mad

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    Boiler 1.jpg boiler 2.jpg boiler 3.jpg
    Continuing the theme of good news coming out of Bo'ness this week after our award of an additional £234k from the NHLF for our Steaming Ahead project, very happy to say that work has recommenced on 'Morayshire'!

    "After a long hiatus work has recommenced on the overhaul of unique Gresley D49 'Morayshire'. Initial work is focused on getting the boiler to the stage of a hydraulic test early next year. To this end the Boiler Inspector has required that the new flue tubes are replaced and that remedial work is undertaken to the sling stays. The boiler was moved into the works of Locomotive Maintenance Services Ltd this week where, as the photo shows, steady progress is now being made.

    This work is only possible thanks to the continued generosity of our supporters. If you would like to see Morayshire back in action, please consider making a donation towards the overhaul fund: www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/246Morayshire"

    Photos courtesy of Locomotive Maintenance Services Ltd.
     
  2. Richard Roper

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    I read this as meaning that the new flue tubes are to be replaced as in "put back into the boiler", not replaced as in "they aren't useable and need complete replacement again". I hope the first of these statements is the applicable one. Hopefully the work required on the sling stays isn't extensive or hideously costly either.

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    Hi Richard, unfortunately the flue tubes were damaged when they were expanded (a sharp ridge was left on the inside of the bottle ends) and subsequently failed the independent boiler inspector's examination so they require complete replacement with a new set.

    Andrew
     
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    Bugger. Sorry to hear that. It's nice to hear that work has re-started though, and that progress is being made. One day I'll hopefully catch up with Morayshire, it's a loco I've never seen but would love to!

    Richard.
     
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    Cracking machine, I made a point about 10 years ago on the way to Loughborough with my Dad ‘We ain’t going home until we’ve got Morayshire in!’
     
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    This seems to bear on the dispute upthread about the work done elsewhere (which I won't name)? Sorry to hear the news.

    Noel
     
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    Ouch! That looks nasty. I sincerely hope that if a third party did this, they are the ones who will be paying for the replacement flues.

    Richard.
     
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    Ideally they would, but if they're broke … …
     
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    Isn't that what your Company insurance should be paying out on?
     
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