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News of repairs to 473 Birch Grove

30 November 2001

Over the past year Birch Grove has become rather mechanically noisy. In the past few weeks both the big-ends have re re-metalled, and now the left small end bearing is being replaced. The small end pins have worn oval, but removing them is a much more difficult task than replacing the bearing.

View of loco The new left small end bearing, with the new rear half fitted and the new front half marked out for machining.

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