The L & B Project
|Paul has been working over at Andy W works since the boiler
arrived, he’s in most days!
Mike Brophy & myself did the smoke box door, then the 3 of us rolled the crinolines and wrapper.
The long pipes are the regulator for ours & the one Andy has been working on.
The boiler has now been trial fitted & painted.
Mark took the photos of the smoke box paint job. Close this page Nov 2017
Drilling the regulator hole in the front tube plate
Smoke box with the front door ring in place
Smoke box door test fitting.
Test fitting of smoke box pre removal of the L&B to Andy W
Smoke box being tuned
Boiler and smoke box
One of theses is our our regulator the other is for Andy I think the brass fitting to the left fits in the big drilled hole on the boiler
Unsure ! part of the regulator
The boiler having the chimney fitted
Red oxide painted
Drilling the fixing holes around the chimney base.
Posing or rolling the crinolines
Paul & Mark working on the clubs bending rolls
The regulator valve fit in the big dome.
The regulator assembly
The boiler with the regulator in place and fire box wrap being test fitted.
Paul setting up to roll the boiler cladding.
Paul and Mike starting to roll the sheet.
Paul and Mike rolling the sheet
The rolled sheet on the frames
The rolled sheet red oxide painted inside
Testing the boiler on the frames with smoke box.
12th April 2018
Today a milestone has been reached on the L&B project with the chassis
turning over on air for the first time!
Some minor adjustments are still needed and a lot of running in to loosen it all up. A proud moment for all who are working on the loco, congratulations.