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Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby 34053 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:24 pm

I have started this new Topic and repeat below a recent Post under the Overhaul of Locomotive 34072 '257 Squadron' Topic:

''....................... due to the ongoing situation with the Boiler for 'Battle of Britain Class' 34072 '257 Squadron', priority is now being given to the overhaul of 'West Country Class' 34028 'Eddystone'. Therefore, many of the above photos are applicable to 'Eddystone' (plus some for 'West Country Class' 34010 'Sidmouth'). However, to make things simple, I intend keeping Updates for all of these three Bulleid 'Pacifics' under this same Topic.

'Eddystone' is now virtually ready to be moved by road to the 'South Devon Railway', for the Boiler Lift and for them to carry out the Boiler Overhaul. The remaining 'Rolling Chassis' will then be sent to Tyseley Works, where work will be carried out on the Axle Boxes and Frames.

The plan is for 'Eddystone' to be in operation in 2018, to take over from 'Battle of Britain Class' 34070 'Manston' which is due to be withdrawn then, for overhaul, at the end of its 10 year Boiler 'ticket'.''


Due to the fact that the Overhaul of 'Eddystone' will be carried out whilst '257 Squadron' is being completed (plus, also some work associated with the Restoration of 34010 'Sidmouth') the Reports and Photos will continue to be included under the '257 Squadron' Topic, as mentioned above, at least until 34072 is finished.

The Photos for 'Eddystone' begin from (and including) Pic 82 in my '257 Squadron' Report, dated Dec 03, 2015.

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby 34053 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:09 am

The time has now come to resurrect this Topic, now that '257 Squadron' has left the Works for the Swanage Railway.

The Boiler for 'Eddystone' is currently at Buckfastleigh, where work is well under way on its restoration.

The Frames and Driving Wheels are at Tyseley, where they have been cleaned and the painted on:

- Those sections of the Frames that would be covered by the Wheels
- The back of the Wheels.

The Driving Wheels were reunited with the Frames on 28th September. Attention now moves to the Bogie and Pony Truck. The 'Rolling Chassis' will soon be delivered back to Herston Works, when we can then start re-building the Locomotive.

I attended the recent 'Volunteer Session' at Herston Works. We worked on the new Tender for 'Eddystone', inside the Works, preparing the sides for painting . We then moved outside, scraping the grease and oil, etc. off the 6'-2'' Driving Wheels for 'Sidmouth'. These are actually the re-tyred Wheels off of 'Sir Keith Park' because 'Sir Keith Park' is running on the re-tyred Wheels off of 'Sidmouth'. (This 'wheel swap' situation is quite normal).

Southern Locomotives Ltd have posted some photos on their website. As always, these photos have not been numbered, but are a continuation from my Post of 13th September (under the '257 Squadron' Topic) and will therefore be:

- Pics 109 to 120 incl. Please use the link below:

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN ... UwVm1Ja2V3

(Make sure you read the (sometimes) humorous comments on each Pic !).

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby 34053 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:49 pm

I am sorry for the delay folks, but I am trying to play 'catch up' at the moment! Here, at last, are the remaining SLL pics for 2017. These include a lot of interesting scenes, such as the work at Tyseley and the 'bottom end' of 'Eddystone' returning to Herston Works, etc.

As previously, these photos have not been numbered. However (take my word for it) that they are:

- Pics 121 to 143 incl. Please use the link below:

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN ... UwVm1Ja2V3

Be sure to read the comments (in the top right hand corner).

The first lot of photos for 2018 will follow, in due course.

Thank you for your interest. It is always most appreciated.

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:07 pm

Thank you Ray.
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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby Dougs » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:42 pm

Thanks ray please keep those photos coming :)
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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby 34053 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:23 pm

Here are the first SLL photos for 2018 (January & February), as promised in my previous Post (Thu Feb 22nd, 2018).

Pics 1 to 26 incl. Please use the link below:

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM ... ZKTkxmaWZn

These include a repeat of those photos showing the return of 'Sir Keith Park' to Herston Works, Swanage (previously posted under the 'Sir Keith Park' Topic - on Sun Jan 14, 2018).

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby 34053 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:10 am

Southern Locomotives Ltd have posted some more photos on their website, showing the progress with the Overhaul of 'Eddystone'. The remaining components are being removed from the Frames for cleaning, overhaul or replacement.

Please use the link below to see these latest photos (Pics 27 to 48 incl.):

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM ... ZKTkxmaWZn

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby Minty4371 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:58 pm

Thank you for the link to the photos Ray.
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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby 34053 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:05 pm

Here are the Photos, posted by Southern Locomotives Ltd, showing some of the work that was carried out on 'Eddystone' during the recent 'Volunteer Session' at Herston Works.

The Overhaul of this Locomotive is the priority at the moment, to get completed and back into Service on the Swanage Railway.

Please use the link below to see these Photos (Pics 49 to 67 incl.):

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM ... ZKTkxmaWZn

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby 34053 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:22 am

Southern Locomotives Ltd have posted some more Photos on their website. These show the ongoing work with the Overhaul of 'Eddystone'.
They also include the remedial work being carried out on 'Manston', at Tyseley, associated with the replacement of the front section of the Frames (damaged after the low speed collision with 80104 at Swanage). Plus, some photos of '257 Squadron' during a 'Springs and Axle Boxes' check.

Please use the link below to see these Photos (Pics 68 to 91 incl.):

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM ... ZKTkxmaWZn

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby 34053 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:17 pm

Here are some more Photos that have been posted recently, by Southern Locomotives Ltd. They are nothing to do with 'Eddystone'. However, 'Sir Keith Park' had developed an axle box 'problem' and SDR Engineering, at Buckfastleigh, at short notice, kindly accommodated the Locomotive on their 'Wheel Drop', to enable us to carry out the necessary work. These Photos show this work.

Please use the link below to see the Photos ('my' Pics Nos 92 to 101 incl.):

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM ... ZKTkxmaWZn

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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby Vulcan Bomber » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:03 pm

That is a very fast turn around for such large bits of metal!

I was amazed a few months back when 70013 Oliver Cromwell had bearing issues on one of her conrods and had limped with her train to Norwich. The rod was removed, transported to Loughborough, had the bearing remetalled, remachined, returned to the engine and fitted in 3 days iirc.
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Re: Overhaul of Locomotive 34028 'Eddystone'

Postby 34053 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:36 am

Vulcan Bomber wrote:That is a very fast turn around for such large bits of metal!

I was amazed a few months back when 70013 Oliver Cromwell had bearing issues on one of her conrods and had limped with her train to Norwich. The rod was removed, transported to Loughborough, had the bearing remetalled, remachined, returned to the engine and fitted in 3 days iirc.


Yes, 'miracles' can sometimes happen when you have available: the right equipment, the required facilities (as with this 'Wheel Drop') and (most importantly) the expertise.

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