Section 7D.4 - 2018 (Jan. to June)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - January 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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

Three of the leading springs successfully

fitted in position (at third attempt) at SVR

Bridgnorth in early January 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

Happy spring fitters pose for a group photo

after remaining four leading springs had

been successfully fited at SVR Bridgnorth

in early January 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

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

Remaining Four leading springs

successfully fitted at SVR Bridgnorth

in early January 2018.

 

(photo:    David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Steam brake cylinder during the process to

remove fitted retaining bolts. Five bolts were

successfully removed at SVR Bridgnorth in

early January 2018, leaving just one to be

tackled in the near future.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Wayshaft located between frames after

it had been freed off at SVR Bridgnorth

in early January.  It had been siezed 

solid but is now moveable.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Three of the leading springs afyer fitting

and painting at SVR Bridgnorth in early

January 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Trailing RH spring after painting at SVR

Bridgnorth in early January 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - February 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

New Cylinder Assembly front view

at Timsons Engineering, Kettering

on 1st February 2018.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

New Cylinder Assembly rear view

at Timsons Engineering, Kettering

on 1st February 2018.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

New Cylinder Assembly fitted with covers and

blanking plates at Timsons Engineering,

Kettering on 1st February 2018.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

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

New Cylinder Assembly being lifted

at Timsons Engineering, Kettering

on 1st February 2018.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW NMo.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

New Right Hand Cylinder Casting following

machining at Timsons Engineering,

Kettering on 1st February 2018.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

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

Steam Brake Cylinder (removed from

locomotive on 14.1.18) being restored

following dismantling at SVR Bewdley

in early February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Crossheads following, de-rusting,

cleaning and oiling at SVR Bewdley

in early February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

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

Various restored components (from steam

brake cylinder assemby, Safety valves and

ashpan) in the process of being painted

with red oxide primer at SVR Bewdley

in early February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Cylinder cover and piston following

removal from Steam Brake Assembly

and cleaning at SVR Bewdley in early

February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Axlebox lids in unrestored condition at

SVR Bewdley in early February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Cylinder drain cook gear being

de-rusted prior to painting at SVR

Bewdley in early February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Axlebox lids after being straightened and

de-rusting prior to painting at SVR

Bewdley in early February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Blanking plugs and studs being

prepared at SVR Bewdley in early

February 2018 in order to blank off

valve ports on new cylinder assembly

prior to hydraulic testing.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

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

Special fitted bolts (for joining both halves

of cylinder assembly together) having

their heads modified to suit new castings

at SVR Bewdley in early February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Steam Brake cover and piston after

cleaning & painting at SVR Bewdley

in early February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Steam brake cylinder after de-rusting

and painting at SVR Bewdley in

early February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Restored components painted in red oxide

primer hanging up to dry at SVR Bewdley

in early February 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - April 2018

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

With WILT Members manning

the Sales & Information Stand

at SVR Bridgnorth during the

Members & Shareholders

Weekend on 7th April 2018.

 

   (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

With WILT Sale & Information Stand at

SVR Bridgnorth during the Members &

Shareholders Weekend on 7th April 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

New Cylinder Assembly (without Covers) prior to being hydraulically tested at Timsons Engineering, Kettering on 11th April 2018.

 

(Photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Covers being fitted to New Cylinder

Assembly prior to being hydraulically

tested at Timsons Engineering,

Kettering on 11th April 2018.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Slight leakage taking place from

covers during hydraulic testing of

New Cylinder Assembly at Timsons Engineering, Kettering on

11th April 2018.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

New Cylinder Assembly being hydraulically tested (160psi on the pressure gauge) at Timsons Engineering, Kettering

on 11th April 2018.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

 Thats a relief! - water being drained

from New Cylinder Assembly after

being hydraulically tested at

Timsons Engineering, Kettering

on 11th April 2018.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Refurbished steam brake cylinder in

store at SVR Bewdley in May 2018.

 

(Photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Complete set of slidebars in store at

SVR Bewdley in May 2018. These will

shortly be moved up to Bridgnorth in

preperation for fitting new cylinder

assembly between the frames.

 

(Photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Refurbished components in store at

SVR Bewdley in May 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Andy Poole grinding the relief necessary

to fit smokebox on top of cylinders at SVR

Bridgnorth on Sunday 27th May 2018.

Fitted bolts pass through frames,

smokebox and cylinders. The new

cylinders (together with patterns and

old cylinders) were delived to SVR

Bridgnorth by Timsons on 11th May.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

New cylinder assembly newly painted

with red oxide at SVR Bridgnorth on Sunday

27th May 2018. The next task is to install the

cylinder assembly between the frames, align

in the correct position (using the slidebars

brought up from Bewdley which are bolted to cylinders and motion Bracket) and then drill

Mounting Holes in cylinders. This task will

hopefully take place in early June.

 

(photo:  courtesy of Carl Jones)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - June 2018

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Rear view of cylinder assembly at SVR

Bridgnorth on 10.6.18 prior to removal

of LH front and rear covers to drain

residual water then clean and oil bore.

RH covers had been removed and bore

cleaned and oiled a week previous.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Inside face of LH frame at SVR Bridgnorth

on 10.6.18 after being scraped and oiled

and mounting holes for cylinders had 

been reamed a week earlier.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Slidebars at SVR Bridgnorth on 10.6.18.

These had been brought up from Bewdley

two weeks prevouisly and will be used to

help align cylinders when fitting takes place.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Bore of LH cylinder exposed at SVR

Bridgnorth on 10.6.18 after front and

rear covers had been removed. The

residual water was drained prior to bore

being cleaned and oiled.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Robin Jones cleaning out LH cylinder

bore at SVR Bridgnorth on 10.6.18

following the removal of both front

and rear covers and prior to oiling.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Front cover of valve chest removed at

SVR Bridgnorth on 10.6.18 to drain 2"

of residual water prior to cleaning and

oiling machined port faces.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Front cover of valve chest after removal

at SVR Bridgnorth on 10.6.18. The residual

water level (2") can be clearly seen.

The cover was replaced following

cleaning and oiling.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Robin Jones standing in front of old

boiler and smokebox at SVR Bridgnorth

on 10.6.18. It is hoped this will be loaded

onto the well wagon which contains the

saddletank in mid July ready for the

journey down to Bewdley.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Some of the set of cylinder fitted bolts

required to attach cylinders to frames

at SVR Bewdley on 24th June 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Frames being levelled for and aft by

jacking and packing at SVR Bridgnorth

on 24th June 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Rear LH cover of cylinder assembly

with blanking plug removed at SVR

Bridgnorth on 24th June 2018 in

order to drill a small hole to allow

a piano wire to be used to help

with alignment once cylinders

are installed in frames.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Andy Poole checking how level the

frames are side to side at SVR

Bridgnorth on 24th June 2018

prior to cylinder assembly

being installed shortly.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Andy Poole checking if the frames are

level side to side at SVR Bridgnorth

  on 24th June 2018 prior to installing

the cylinder assembly, hopefully

in the next few weeks.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Angle iron being used to help check

if frames are level side to side at SVR

Bridgnorth on 24th June 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Steel plates insertedbetween wooden

packing and frames at SVR Bridgnorth

on 24th June 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Cylinder assembly with rear cast surface

now painted at SVR Bridgnorth on 24th

June 2018 prior to installing in the frames.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

With wooden packing in position

at SVR Bridgnorth on 24th June

2018 ready to support cylinder

assembly when it is installed

in the next few weeks.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

General view of locomotive with

cylinders in front and wooden

packing in position prior to cylinders

being installed at SVR Bridgnorth

on 24th June 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)