Easter Weekend Update 9th April 2015
The locomotive frames were put onto frame stands during the week before Easter which has enabled the team to level the frames in all directions. Work is now proceeding on the removal of the cylinder block from the frames. The frame stands were kindly passed to us by the Atlantic Project to whom we are extremely grateful.
Stuart Marks can be seen in this picture loosening the nut on one of the fitted bolts which hold the cylinder block in place once the nuts have been removed, pressure needs to be applied to the bolt with a large hammer. Before the bolts are all removed, temporary fittings will be put in place for safety. There will also be a temporary stretcher installed between the frames in the place of the large ballance weight that was removed a few weeks ago.
The Right Hand tank was prepared and made ready to be painted into plain olive green and lettered ROD 27 in readiness for the centenary commemoration day on the 25th April. This event will be at normal prices, so please come along and support us.