Roddie McRae was busy earlier in the week cleaning and preparing the eccentric rods for refitting - something that will be happening pretty soon.
Other activity has included refitting the pipework in the cab for the brake system and starting to clean up the coupling rods.
Riley's assure us that that they are on the case with the tender tyre forgings. Colin Vaughan has a meeting at their place in Heywood during week commencing 27th June and has been told to expect nothing but good news on all fronts......(!!)
|Roddie McRae caught by surprise by the camera while cleaning up the eccentric rods..
|Bob Edwards, newly arrived from Whitehead, gets ready for offloading of the eccentrics and straps.
|Back in the Shed, the newly machine eccentric parts . (The large piece of wood is the shed door crossbar)
|A good view of the nicely machined white metal on a pair of the straps. And well done the White Metallers, Alan French and John Greig..
|Benny McInnes with the first half of the RH eccentrics ready to go under the loco (note the lifting table loaned by the C&W Dept)
|A very heavy lift by Bob and Benny got the first half lifted into place and butted up against the driving shoulder on the RH crankweb.
|The heavy lifters in action...
|RH eccentric in place...
|Crankaxle fully assembled once more with eccentrics that are truly circular...
|The first of the four - the RH Fwd Strap scraped in and ready to go...
|BRCW Sulzer Type 2 D5394 propels CR 828 back into the Shed at the end of another days of eccentric strap fitting..