C2 Photo Album

album:Mid Feb 2019

Photos from Mid Feb 2019

Lubricator and steam brake parts hanging up after painting. The ratchet handle has been straightened, cleaned and painted - Erle Ford
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Lubricator ratchet external view. Black bits will be finished black, while the parts in grey primer will eventually be red. - Erle Ford
Lubricatior ratchet internal view - Erle Ford
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Lubricator - note the bent ratchet handle. Erle Ford.
Brake ratio lever bracket fitted, including the lever, collar and locking nut.
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Brake weighshaft bolted in place, showing the position of the vesconite washers which control its lateral position.
Driver's side of the brake weighshaft. The steam brake cylinder will act on the top of the crank.
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Fireman's side of the brake weighshaft.
The two Vesconite washers made by Dave, before assembly.
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Dave machines the Vesconite washers.
One of the draincock intermediate weighshaft brackets has numbers stamped into it:

591-6

4351
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The same draincock main weighshaft bracket also has a number stamped into it in another place:

1539

One of the draincock main weighshaft brackets has numbers stamped into it:

36-7

1539

Whatever do they mean?
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Extract of the 1966 production statistics from Harbin Forest Machinery Factory, which form part of Paul's collection of old Chinese books and documents. This page lists drawing numbers (of the form C2-##-##) descriptions and production quantities each period. Perhaps we can link some of the numbers stamped into our components with these documents? Or does the presence of the numbers indicate they aren't Chinese at all, but Polish?
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