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Pictures of The Brighton Atlantic Project

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thumbnail Tender wheels, 25 April 1999. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Tender springs, 25 April 1999. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Tender axleboxes and other parts, 25 April 1999. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Boiler, rear view, 16 May 1999. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Boiler, front view, 16 May 1999. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail B4 tender frame, 1 April 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Tender, 22 April 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on right side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Old paintwork on left side of tender frame, 1 July 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Tender bufferbeam repair, 23 September 2001. 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Work on the tender frames front end, 24 March 2002 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Fred Bailey working on the tender frame, 24 March 2002 1280x1024 640x512 320x256
thumbnail Tender frame cut off at the front, 24 March 2002 1280x1024 640x512 320x256

For details of the project see the Brighton Atlantic Project page.


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More recent news updates

  • March 2002: Modification of front end of tender.
  • November 2004: Loco Frames ordered.
  • Feb 2005 - Bogie frames arrive - site cleared for construction of the shed.
  • Dec 2005 - Loco main frames arrive - tender frames nearly completed - start of construction of the shed.
  • 2006 - Loco driving wheel castings delivered - drilling of the main frames and hornguides - building of the shed completed.
  • 2007 - Main locomotive frames erected.
  • 2008 - Components for the cylinders and valve chest delivered - frames riveted - forged billets for connecting and coupling rods delivered.
  • 2009 - First motion parts water-jet cut from forged blanks - bogie frames assembled.
  • 2010 - Cylinders and valve chests fabricated, air brake cylinders completed, bogie and trailing wheelsets completed.
  • 2011 - Coupling rods and axleboxes delivered, reverser mechanism completed, crossheads cast.
  • 2012 - Valve and cylinder liners fitted - lifting and reversing arms and axlebox crowns delivered - castings for mudhole doors, regulator and whistle valves, reversing shaft clutch, blast-pipe cap, crosshead slippers, 'J' pipe and eight eccentric halves received - Bogie and trailing axle now support the frames - Valve chest and cylinders fitted to frames, covers fitted, and pressure tested.
  • 2013 - Cylinders, valves, slidebars and crossheads completed - driving wheels completed - valve gear components delivered - lifting frames constructed.
  • 2014 - Weigh (reversing) shaft and air-clutch fitted, axleboxes metalled, machined and fitted, wheel rotators constructed, eccentric rods, valve and reversing gear, pipework for brakes and steam heat completed, locomotive wheeled, cylinders clad and crossheads fitted.
  • 2015 - Rolling Chassis completed with all motion erected. Running plates and splashers completed, along with cab sides and front.
  • 2016 - Connecting and coupling rods fitted, valves set. Superheater header delivered. Revision of boiler internal pipework completed. Cab roof riveted together and fitted. Mud-hole patches welded into boiler. Flue tubes (with screw ends welded on) delivered.
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