Thursday, 27 July 2017

Throwback Thursday #24

March 1990, with the railway still under construction and Middle Engine Lane platform nearly complete


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Friday, 14 July 2017

Ashington No.5 Update, With a Busy Black Gang

Michael W in the firebox cleaning off tube ends with the angle grinder

Tom working in the smokebox, collapsing tube ends in


Michael uses a cow chisel to break the tube beading off

Tom using the chisel to cave the tube end in to break the expanded seal


Michael beginning to knock a tube out from the firebox end


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Ashington No.5 Update

Firebox end

John working on breaking up the concrete in the smokebox that holds the blastpipe base in, this must be removed to allow the bottom row of tubes to be removed


Smokebox end

Monday, 3 July 2017

Sunday, 2 July 2017

More Tube Removal Prep

Successfully removed blastpipe from Ashington No.5's smokebox

Tube Removal Prep

Lumps of the brick arch on the footplate after being removed from the firebox to allow fitters to work on tube removal on Ashington No.5

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Dumper Truck Update

First coat of yellow on the top side of the frames

Richard shot-blasting engine components

Coat of primer on some other components

Richard welding the chassis

Michael W cleaning the gearbox