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SR/BR Bulleid "Battle of Britain" Class No 34059 "Sir Archibald Sinclair"

Most news on this overhaul is covered on the Bulleid Society / Bluebell BoB Group web page for this project.

30 September 2007

Boiler welding - Nick Talbot - 30 Sept 2007

No.34059's boiler repairs in progress - photo from Nick Talbot. A new corner patch at the bottom of the firebox is seen being welded into place (the boiler is upside down at present).

2 January 2005

Left cylinder and valve


During the 2004 Santa Special season, 34059 was placed in the works in order to release shed space for the operating locomotives. Whilst in the works, the opportunity was taken to rebore the outside cylinders and the inside cylinder and valve. This picture shows the left cylinder after reboring.

Both outside cylinders require to have liners fitted, and these are to be ordered shortly. The inside cylinder, being newer, does not require lining. New valve heads have been made.


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