Section 1 - 2011 to 2015

MW2047 Restoration Progress - April & September 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

At SVR Bridgnorth prior to start of

dismantling (apart from removal

of coupling rods) in April 2011.

(photo:   Celestial Toymaker)

 

 

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

inside Boiler Shop at SVR Bridgnorth in September 2011. The

boiler has straps attached ready to be lifted from frames.                                 

(photo:   Duncan Ballard)

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' Old boiler inside Boiler

Shop at SVR Bridgnorth following removal from frames. A new

boiler is to be designed and detailed to latest standards of boiler

construction but retain visual features of old boiler.

                                (photo:   Duncan Ballard)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Reduced to frames and cab following

the removal of the boiler at SVR

Bridgnorth in September 2011.                  

(photo:   Duncan Ballard)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - July 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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

Frames and cab sheeted over stored behind platform 2 at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2012.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Old boiler and smokebox stored in loco

yard at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2012.                       (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Old boiler being inspected by Robin

Jones at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2012.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Boiler mountings removed from old boiler at

SVR Bridgnorth in July 2012 (including safety valves, regulator and firehole door) which

will be re-used on the new boiler.                                (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Saddle tank stored on well wagon in

headshunt at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2012.

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - June, July & December 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Now moved inside the Workshop at SVR Bridgnorth in June 2013.                          

(photo:   Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

With cylinder and Valve chest covers

  removed at SVR Bridgnorth in June 2013.

              (photo:   Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' Being inspected by Robin Jones inside

Workshop at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2013.       

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

View of cylinder block and slide bars inside

frames at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2013.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Both rear springs removed and placed on

running plate at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2013.      (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

     

        

 

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

Valve chest cover removed and placed on

    running plate at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2013.

          (photo:   David  Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' Motion parts removed (including Eccentric sheaves and slide bars) and placed on the running plate at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2013.                          (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Dragged outside to enable cylinder block

to be removed for repair at SVR Bridgnorth

in December 2013.          (photo:  Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

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

Showing corrosion damage to exhaust passage of 

RH Cylinder casting prior to removal for repair (by

cast iron welding at SVR Bridgnorth in December 2013.                                          (photo:   Carl Jones)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - August & November 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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

Driving wheel set on Wheel Lathe for tyre

turning at SVR Bridgnorth in August 2014.

(photo:   Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Cylinder blocks removed and split to allow

RH casting to be repaired at SVR Bridgnorth

in August 2014.               (photo:   Carl Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Frames now lifted off driving wheelsets to

allow work to start on cleaning old paint

from outer frames at SVR  Bridgnorth in

November 2014.      (photo:  David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

Outer frames now given a first coat of red

oxide primer paint at SVR Bridgnorth in

November 2014.        (photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - January 2015

 

 

 

 

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

Saddle Tank following rust removal

and addition of red oxide primer paint

at SVR Bridgnorth in January 2015.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Inside frames ready to be primed after

removal of old paint at SVR Bridgnorth in 

January 2015.          (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Inside frames following application of red

oxide primer paint at SVR Bridgnorth in

January 2015.       (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

Leading and trailing driving wheels be

cleaned ready for painting following tyre

turning on wheel lathe at SVR Bridgnorth

in January 2015.      (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' Axleboxes, bearings and keeps awaiting refurbishment at SVR Bridgnorth in

January 2015.       (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

Leading and trailing driving wheels

followingthe first coat of red oxide primer

paint at SVR Bridgnorth in January 2015.                       (photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - February & April 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

View of inside frames and motion bracket

with old paint being removed at SVR

Bridgnorth in February 2015.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' Motion bracket and inside frame spacers

after first coat of red oxide primer paint at

SVR Bridgnorth in February 2015.                  

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Outer frame getting second coat of red

oxide primer paint at SVR Bridgnorth in

April 2015.            (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Inner frames newly painted in red oxide primer

and motion bracket plus frame spacers in red

topcoat at SVR Bridgnorth in April 2015.           

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Leading & trailing driving wheels in

experimental green livery at SVR

Bridgnorth in April 2015.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

LH cylinder block after having machined

faces cleaned up at SVR Bridgnorth in July

2015.                     (photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - July 2015

 

 

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

RH cylinder block at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2015 after being

returned from repair to its exhaust passage. Unfortunately,

although this repair was a success,it has since been discovered

that a serious crack exists in the main cylinder bore which

cannot be rectified and this means the block will need to be

replaced with a new casting. A new CAD drawing is being

prepared so that the cost of a pattern (probably polystyrene)

and casting can be obtained.                 (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

Driving wheels in the process of being painted

at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2015. Centre driving

wheels (with cranks and eccentrics) are nearest

the camera.                  (photo:   David Cooke

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Outside frames now given a first coat of black

gloss paint at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2015.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' Some parts removed from the locomotive

have already been moved down to SVR

Bewdley and placed in secure storage

after cleaning and painting seen here in

July 2015.                   (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Some parts removed from the locomotive

have been moved down to SVR Bewdley and

placed in secure storage seen here in July

2015.                         (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Valve Reach Rods on shelf at SVR Bewdley

and awaiting refurbishment in July 2015.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' New bearings for axleboxes which still need

to be machined to size prior to fitting seen

at SVR Bridgnorth in July 2015.  

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' Spring hanger links after cleaning and

primed with red oxide paint at SVR

Bridgnorth in July 2015. A new set of

springs is being manufactured and new

pins will also be required as old pins are

well worn and cannot be reused.                     

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - September 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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

Inside frames now in red topcoat at

SVR Bridgnorth in September 2015.

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' Axleboxes and new bearings in Machine

Shop at SVR Bridgnorth in September 2015.             (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Bearing brass being milled to fit axlebox

(seen in background) at SVR Bridgnorth in

September 2015.     (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' Bearing being finished machined after fitting

in axlebox at SVR Bridgnorth in September

2015.                           (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Set of axleboxes with bearings fitted awaiting

final machining at SVR Bridgnorth in

September 2015.         (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Spring hanger links in red oxide primer paint

at SVR Bridgnorth in October 2015.                                    (photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 Restoration Progress - October & November 2015

 

 

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

Cylinder castings (LH casting on left - with

cleaned up machine faces and RH casting

on right - with repaired exhaust passage

repaired) at SVR Bridgnorth in November

2015. The castings had been removed from

secure storage to enable RH cylinder casting

to be accurately measured in order to make

a 3D CAD model leading to a new pattern

and casting.              (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

Driving wheel set after completion of

final painting - note revised green livery

(as close to original we could get) at SVR

Bridgnorth in November 2015.          

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

View of inside frames painted in red topcoat

plus re-furbished coupling rods lying on

running plate at SVR Bridgnorth in

November 2015.        (photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

View of finish painted inside frames plus

spring hanger links in black topcoat at

SVR Bridgnorth in November 2015.          

(photo:   David Cooke)