Monday, 11 September 2017

Works progress on Project 27

Having had a conversation with Matt on Saturday I can tell you that work is progressing well on the restoration project.

Current Works

The 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 Cylinders

Tata 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.
The progress with the cylinders is at a similar state and again the technical team will be visiting the Premier Patterns factory to view the progress on the same day as the visit to Tata Steel.  We are hopeful that these parts will be available to us shortly.

For the modellers of you out there!

Hattons models made an announcement at 10:00 this morning that they are to produce a 4mm scale model of the P class locomotive.  They will be modelling both the 1909 and 1910 versions in many liveries.  We are looking forward to seeing all of the models!  See their website for details

Hattons CAD model of 31027 in Early BR Black

Hattons CAD model of 27 as Primrose during the early 1960s.

1 comment:

  1. Models of the Bluebell Ps will be available from the shop at Sheffield Park. Pre order to be sure of getting one.