Section 7D.3 - 2017

MW2047 Restoration Progress - January 2017

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Long lost Frame Drawing being displayed

by Robin & Carl Jones @ SVR Bewdley in

early January 2017.          

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Front half of Frame Drawing displayed

 at SVR Bewdley in early January 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Rear half of Frame Drawing displayed

at SVR Bewdley in early January 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Collection of cylinder studs ready

to be refurbished at SVR

Bewdley in early January 2017.

 

    (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Cylinder studs and nuts bagged following

refurbishment at SVR Bewdley in early

January 2017.     

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Some of the cylinder studs prior

to being refurbished at SVR

Bewdley in early January 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

3/4" BSW Die being used to chase

threads on cylinder studs @ SVR Bewdley

in early January 2017. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Cylinder studs and nuts following

refurbishment @ SVR Bewdley

in early 2017.

  

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Frames and Cab at SVR Bridgnorth

in early February 2017.        

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Side rods with rusty connecting pins at

SVR Bridgnorth in early February 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Rusty leading Horn Blocks prior to being

de-rusted and greased at SVR Bridgnorth

in early February 2017. 

 

(photo:  David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Rusty trailing horn blocks before being

de-rusted and greased at SVR Bridgnorth

in early February 2017.   

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Leading horn blocks and brake hanger pin

after being de-rusted and greased at SVR

Bridgnorth in early February 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Trailing horn blocks and brake hanger pin

after being de-rusted and greased at SVR

Bridgnorth in early February 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Side View of Frames, Cab & Bunker at

SVR Bridgnorth in early February 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Rear View of Cab & Bunker at SVR

Bridgnorth in early February 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Side Rods with newly greased connecting

pins at SVR Bridgnorth in early February 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Rear view of Cab, Bunker & Frames

in workshop at SVR Bridgnorth in

early February 2017. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Close up view of worksplate on cabside at

SVR Bridgnorth in early February 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - March 2017

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

External View of Iron Foundry @ Timsons

Engineering, Kettering in late March 2017.

 

(photo: David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

First view of new RH Cylinder Casting prior

to shot blasting and machining @ Timsons

Engineering, Kettering in late March 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Another view of RH Cylinder Casting prior

to shot blasting and machining @ Timsons Engineering, Kettering in late March 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Thid view of RH Cylinder Casting prior to

shot blasting and machining @ Timsons

Engineering, Kettering in late March 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

View of LH Cylinder Mould just prior

to casting @ Timsons Engineering,

Kettering in late March. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Hot metal being poured from furnace

to crucible prior to casting LH Cylinder

@ Timsons Engineering, Kettering in

late March 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Hot metal being poured from furnace

into crucible prior to casting LH Cylinder

@ Timsons Engineering, Kettering

in late March 2017.     

 

(photo:   Nigel Cripps)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Hot metal being poured into LH Cylinder

mould @ Timsons Engineering, Kettering in

late March 2017.     

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Pour of hot metal into mould for LH

Cylinderalmost complete @ Timsons

Engineering, Kettering in late March 2017. 

 

(photo: Nigel Cripps)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

LH Cylinder mould still very hot after

casting process is complete. The cooling

down would take two days prior to casting

being removed @ Timsons Engineering,

Kettering in late March 2017.             

 

(photo:   David Cooke

MW2047 Restoration Progress - April 2017

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Driving Wheels moved outside but with

bearings protected at SVR Bridgnorth

in April 2017 during Open House Weekend.

 

(photo:   Nigel Cripps)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Inside face of Sandbox showing original and

later green livery and lining at SVR Bridgnorth

in April 2017 during Open House Weekend.

 

(photo:   Nigel Cripps)

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Original boiler and smokebox in loco

yard at SVR Bridgnorth in April 2017

during Open House Weekend.

 

(photo:   Nigel Cripps)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Spare rear spring with new mounting

pins at SVR Bewdley in April 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Refurbished rear spring with new mounting

pins at SVR Bewdley in April 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - May 2017

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Refurbished rear spring complete with fully

machined pins asnd mounting link at SVR

Bewdley in late May 2017. It is hoped to trial

fit springs on locomotive chassis in mid June.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Spare rear spring complete with mounting

pins at SVR Bewdley in late May 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - July 2017

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

WILT Sales & Information Stand at the SVR

'Peep Behind the Scenes' Event held on

15th July 2017. Over £60 was raised from

the sale of 'Jazzer'books and in donations.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Rear springs (two refurbished originals

plus one new spare) at SVR Bridgnorth

for trial fitting on 30th July 2017.  

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Initial trial fitting of rear RH spring was

successful but the horn strap was found

to be mounted back to front at SVR

Bridgnorthin late July2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Rear RH spring viewed from outside of

framesshowing horn strap mounted

incorrectly at SVR Bridgnorth in late July 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

More components (including main

steam pipe and front damper door)

found on a pallett in the locomotive

stores at SVR Bridgnorth in late July 2017.

These items were later removed

for transfer down to Bewdley.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Refurbished front spring removed from

stores and moved next to locomotive for

trial fitting at SVR Bridgnorth in late July 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Rear RH horns with incorrectly mounted

strap removed at SVR Bridgnorth in late

July 2017. Locomotive frame had to be

jacked up to facilitate strap removal.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Right trailing horn Strap after removal

(with fitted bolts) and prior to replacement

(in correct position) at SVR Bridgnorth in

late July 2017.     

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Outside frame view of right trailing

spring trial fitted with horn strap

in corrected position at SVR

Bridgnorth in late July 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Inside frame view of right trailing spring trial

fitted with horn strap in corrected position at

SVR Bridgnorth in late July 2017. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Front RH spring being moved into

position with manual hoist to allow

a trial fitting totake place at SVR

Bridgnorth in late July 2017. 

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Front RH spring in the process of being

trial fitted at SVR Bridgnorth in late July 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Leading RH spring fitted in place complete

with new pins, washers and split pins at

SVR Bridgnorth in late July 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Inside frame view of LH trailing horns with strap

in corrected position prior to fitted bolts being replaced at SVR Bridgnorth in late July 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

LH trailing spring finally trial fitted complete

with new pins, washers and split pins at

SVR Bridgnorth in late July 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Links, pins and washers trial fitted on both

LH & RH centre positions (springs to be fitted

later) at SVR Bridgnorth in late July 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - August 2017

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Steam Elbow and new blanking plate

at SVR Bewdley in early August 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Various components recently removed

from SVR Bridgnorth now safely stored at

Bewdley awaiting restoration and painting

in early August 2017.        

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Two bins of mud hole covers recently

removed from SVR Bridgnorth now

safely stored at Bewdley awaiting

restoration in early August 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Ramsbottam Safety valve Lever

removed from SVR Bridgnorth now

safely stored at Bewdley awaiting

restoration in early August 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST  MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Restored blastpipe and other

components in safe storage at

SVR Bewdley in early

August 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Newly manufactured blanking plates at SVR

Bewdley in early August 2017. These are

required to pressure test cylinder castings

when fully machined prior to delivery.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

New LH Cylinder Casting in the process

of being machined at Timsons of Kettering

in late August 2017.

 

(photo:   Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Main Steam Pipe Elbow after cleaning and

painting at SVR Bewdley in Late August 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

LH Cylinder Gland and 6 new studs

(required to blank off cylinder

steam inlet port) at SVR Bewdley

in Late August 2017.

 

       (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

LH & RH Front Sanding Valves and

Safety Valve Lever prior to restoration

at SVR Bewdley in Late August 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

RH Sanding Valve dismantled for cleaning

at SVR Bewdley in Late August 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - November 2017

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Re-furbished Leading & Driving Wheel Springs

in Locomotive Stores at SVR Bridgnorth

prior to trial fitting (second attempt) in late

November 2017.         

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Two re-furbished springs being moved into

position using the manual fork lift truck at

SVR Bridgnorth in late November 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Leading springs being man-handled into

position prior to installation at SVR

Bridgnorth in late November 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Centre driving wheel LH Spring

fitted in position at SVR Bridgnorth

in late November 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Leading LH spring in position but without

pin fitted due to insufficient clearance at

ends of spring to allow links to fit correctly

at SVR Bridgnorth in late November 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

LH Leading spring being trial fitted at

SVR Bridgnorth in late November 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

RH Centre Driving spring being trial fitted

at SVR Bridgnorth in late November 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

All four leading springs in place at SVR

Bridgnorth in late November 2017 but

not all locating pins could be fitted due

to lack of adequate clearance (despite

further remedial action by manufacterers).

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Spring fitting (and removing) team

in action at SVR Bridgnorth in late

November 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

 Spring links remain following removal

of all springs after second trial fitting at

SVR Bridgnorth in late November 2017.

 

   (photo:   David Cooke)

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Driving wheel springs (after being removed)

back on pallet at SVR Bridgnorth in late

November 2017.

Springs are to be returned to manufacturer

for further modification. Once work is

completed, a third (and hopefully final)

attempt at trial fitting will be made.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Driving wheels stored outside now

sheeted over for protection at SVR

Bridgnorth in late November 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Driving wheels stored outside now

sheeted over for protection at SVR

Bridgnorth in late November 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - December 2017

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Refurbished leading springs following

second rectification of ends at SVR

Bridgnorth in late December 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Refurbished axleboxes at SVR Bridgnorth

in late December 2017.

 

 (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Saddletank with new tarpaulin cover

in the headshunt at SVR Bridgnorth

in late December 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Old boiler firebox and barrel (showing

lap joint) at SVR Bridgnorth in late

December 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Refurbished leading springs with rectified

ends painted in red oxide primer at SVR

Bridgnorth in late December 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

RH outer frame cleaned prior to painting

at SVR Bridgnorth in late December 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

LH outer frame during painting with

a further coat of black gloss at SVR

Bridgnorth in late December 2017.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Refurbished leading springs with rectified

ends painted with black gloss at SVR

Bridgnorth in late December 2017

ready for trial fitting (third attempt)

early in the new year.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)