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The Bluebell Railway Standard Class 2 Project

Photographs showing progress - 2005 - 2006

Frames - John Jesson Boiler - John Jesson

Rods - John Jesson


1,2. Above are seen the Boiler and the Frames. A major part of the project is the extension of the frames to the full length of the tank version of the locomotive. Work on the boiler will be the final part of the project, and has had no more than preventative maintenance so far.

3. Right: the radius rods being restored.

Bearings - John Jesson


4. Left: Reversing link trunnions after restoration with new bushes.

Horn Guide Liners - John Jesson Axlebox liners - John Jesson

new steel - John Jesson


5, 6. Above are the corroded liners from the coupled wheel horn guides, and one of the axle-boxes. The horn-guide liners will be machined smooth, and those on the axleboxes replaced.

7. Right: the newly arrived laser cut manganese steel horn-guide and axle-box liners.

stretcher - John Jesson


8. Left: front pony truck stretcher.

Crossheads - John Jesson


9. Right: the crossheads prepared for grit-blasting.

bracket - John Jesson bracket - John Jesson

10,11. Above: Trailing wheel rear spring hanger removed for modification, and we must not forget the smaller components.

12, 13. Below: a manifold and work in progress on the frames, tapping redundant rivet holes for plugs.

manifold - John Jesson frames - John Jesson


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