Hunslet 3193 on arrival in Norfolk. The boiler's coming later
- under its own steam, presumably? (Photo Chris Sayer)
Site conference: "What the hell do we do next?" (Photo Chris Sayer)
The condition of the saddle tank is really quite impressive ... (Photo Chris Sayer)
... pity the same can't be said of the bunker! (Photo Chris Sayer)
Spurious, but nice. Too nice to get rid of, perhaps ... (Photo Chris Sayer)
Loading more bits of the jigsaw in Sunny Sussex (not)
... and unloading them in Norfolk
At last the boiler has arrived from its holiday in Yorkshire
Painting in progress
Using the crane to lift the tank off the chassis for repair
Lowering the new coal bunker into place
Painting in progress - the saddle tank after the second coat
of primer. The lovely BR crest is no more, sadly.
Inside the RHS cylinder, where we think
we found the remains of a mouse's nest
Fighting the cylinder head nuts - more than 50 of them!
The "works" - piston rods either side, valve rods in the middle
New pins in the suspension
Putting the springs back on
Hornguides and a new axlebox oil cover
A symphony in red!
One of the two makers' plates
Swanky new oiling system should make the engine crew's lives easier
All the firebox stays in at last
Inside the boiler, looking back at the crown stays.
The floating stays weren't in at this stage, and proved to be a real pig!
Boiler tubes in, seen from inside the firebox which is on its side
Making sure the new ashpan is going to fit on the firebox
The steam test - at least the safety valves work!
Easy does it!
It's on! - and how proud are we?
Looking a bit more like a loco now ...
... and just a few weeks later ...
... and a few weeks after that ...
How 3193 looked when she was new - a maker's photograph
... and how she looked when working for the NCB. Pretty grim!
... and how she looks now, being shunted at Bressingham Steam Museum
... running for the first time ...
... ready for work on the Nene Valley Railway ...
... waiting for passengers at Wansford Station ...