Sunday, 12 June 2016

A Grate Week

Good news! CR828 was brought back into steam on Friday 10th June. We only took the pressure up to 50psi to make sure that everything was OK. It was. During the coming week we will refit her own pressure gauges and attend to a couple of minor issues and then take the boiler up to full pressure and set the safety valves. The Boiler Inspector is due at Aviemore on June 16th to carry out the formal "in steam" examination.

In the meantime we are waiting for an update from the RPSI regarding the machining of the eccentrics and straps. We are also waiting on Ian Riley advising when the tender tyre forgings will arrive from South Africa. The tender wheelsets are with Rileys and they should be getting on with the minor repairs required to a couple of the wheel centres.


Gauge Glasses Refitted



Time to reassemble the grate...




All firebars back in place. Seven new spare bars fitted..


New inner firedoor protector fitted...

The boiler backhead (or faceplate) fully reassembled and ready to go..

Outside the Shed with 46512....


Water level coming up nicely...

In the absence of the tender the JCB provided a good coal bunker...

The fire is lit...

View from the safety valves...and the coal is burning..

A hot fire....



A pressure gauge borrowed from 46512...50psi was as high as we went on this occasion



Burning the fire down,,

828's own gauges recalibrated and beautifully refurbished by Ken Donaldson


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