C2 Photo Album

album:February 2018

Linda shunts wagons at the Moelwyn Tunnel worksite in the horrendous weather that we experienced for most of the weekend.
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Erle carefully set up the brake weighshaft on the Bridgeport mill, and cleaned up the keyway which was corroded. We'll need to make a custom sized key now, but at least it will be a good fit.
The new brackets for the yaw damper are now welded to the inside of the rear bufferbeam.
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Andrew and Dave 2 ream out the first of the front bufferbeam fixing holes. We've had custom fitted bolts made to hold the bufferbeams in place.
First of the custom bolts fitted on the front buffer beam. We'll weld around the heads and grind them flat.
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Lubricator worksplate - I'm not sure if this was a spare or the one fitted to the fireman's side of the loco.
Lubricator worksplate - this was the steam oil lubricator on the driver's side.
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We saw a little bit of blue sky on Friday morning, illuminating the snow on the mountains. Heavy rain has flooded the reclaimed land - it must have looked like this before William Madocks built the cob.
A pile of parcels waiting for our arrival. These included Iglidur bushes and a tension spring for the brakegear, custom fitted bolts with nuts and washers for the bufferbeam fixings, some new milling cutters, and a new item of merchandise.
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Parallels set up to measure the tender horn mounting plates.
Dave measures the tender horn mounting plates
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Dave measures the tender horn mounting plates
Welsh Slate coasters, with the Chinese Forestry Railways (and C2 Project) logo engraved into them. These will be available for sale soon.
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Andrew welded in the platework for the battery box in the tender. This will provide power for the loco lighting; one day we hope to replace or resuscitate the turbogenerator too.
Battery box surround welded in place. The floor of the box will be wooden.
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The bufferbeam fixing bolts were designed to be welded in place and ground flush afterwards.
The new front bufferbeam isn't coming off again! The six large fitted bolts are now welded in place, and the join in the footplating is welded up too. Soon we'll get the red paint out again!
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Milling out the keyway in the brake weighshaft
Milling out the keyway in the brake weighshaft
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The steam brake crank, with the new return spring bolt fitted.
The steam brake crank, with the new return spring bolt fitted.
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Return spring bolt for the steam brake crank.
Andrew and Dave 2 ream holes in the rear buffer beam
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Andrew and Dave 2 ream holes in the rear buffer beam
Andrew and Dave 2 ream holes in the rear buffer beam
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Dave 1 supervises!
Andrew and Dave 2 ream holes in the rear buffer beam
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The rear bufferbeam welded in place. The two remaining hexagonal bolts seen here will be replaced by eyebolts to hold the loco-tender safety chains.
Lubricator worksplate - The one sold to the NG15 group which was originally one of the spares obtained from Dahuichang.
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Dahuichang Dog
Dahuichang Dog
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Dahuichang Dog