Current WorksThe eccentrics that were removed from the crank axle a few weeks back have now been thoroughly cleaned and the parts reassembled on the bench ready for machining. The reason for this is that the eccentrics were worn and slightly oval. When they have been turned this ovality will be removed. It is hoped that this will be carried out within the next few weeks and then the non bearing surfaces will be painted before being reassembled onto the axles.
Frames and CylindersTata Steel has told us that the cutting out and marking up of the frames is due to commence during the week beginning 18th of September. The technical team will be on site to see the process at some stage during this time. This will be a major step forward in the restoration, and should ensure that the chassis will be fit for a minimum of another 100 yeas service.
For the modellers of you out there!
|Hattons CAD model of 31027 in Early BR Black|
|Hattons CAD model of 27 as Primrose during the early 1960s.|