C2 Photo Album

album:October 2017

Milling out the holes in a brake block carrier, to accept Iglidur bushes. The clamping arrangement ensures a consistent position of the hole relative to the brake block.
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There were 15 of these to do: 10 new fabricated ones, 2 Chinese cast iron, and 3 Chinese cast steel. One will be a spare (the loco and tender together have 14 wheels).
Milling the holes in a brake equalising triangle.
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Taliesin and Linda double-headed one of the FR service trains on Sunday. Several of the C2 Project Group were involved in keeping the service running over the weekend.
The brake hanger production line.
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Dave supervises Alasdair, as he drills the holes in the brake reaction bracket.
Chris marks out a brake lateral control bracket, ready for drilling and shaping.
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The brake ratio link, with boss welded on and holes milled out in the correct positions, but before the corners were rounded off.
Matt does the final cleaning-up of a brake hanger. These are now all ready for painting.
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We forgot to take a photo of the spring safety brackets. This photo was taken just a couple of feet below them, showing the most frequent resident of the C2 shed!
Earl has already painted one motion bracket, and is giving the other a final wipe-down before painting.
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The 10 new brake block carriers complete and ready for bushing. Carol had kindly painted these since our previous working party.
Alan welds the bosses on to a brake hanger.
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The two completed motion brackets, in primer. They will be painted red eventually.
Components for the brake reaction bracket assembled for welding.
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Dave welds up the brake reaction bracket.