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 Post subject: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 28 May 2013, 00:14 
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Work is progressing on 1561S.
All the boiler fittings and associated pipework are being overhauled or replaced.
The Coal Bunker has been removed for repairs to the bottom plate and side wall. The Frame exposed is being de-scaled and painted.
Updates to follow.
Pete P.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 08:56 
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Thanks for the update, Pete.

1561S needs a lot more work than I'd envisaged, but I don't think it could be in better hands than with Swanage, and I'm sure it will be an outstanding and very useful machine when the overhaul reaches completion!


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 17 Jun 2013, 23:56 
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Boiler Insurance Exam passed. Jib and Hoist tested. Photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/85767988@N ... otostream/


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 18 Jun 2013, 09:55 
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Excellent news, Pete, it's great to see such progress!

The new tundish looks good as well!

Roger


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 11 Aug 2013, 00:20 
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Coal bunker repaired, painted and refitted. Cab floors all being needle gunned and painted. I am fitting a cladding sheet to the top of the boiler and have made a chimney cover to keep the weather out. I hope to raise steam next week.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2013, 08:18 
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Very nice paint job on the bunker side! I can't wait to see the finished crane painted to that standard!


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 04 Sep 2013, 09:23 
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1561 will be in steam for all 3 days of the Swanage Railway's Gala this Friday Saturday and Sunday.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2013, 00:14 
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A successful 3 days in steam. The first time since withdrawal that the crane has been fully working. Not insured for lifting yet, one or two things to sort out first. Pictures to follow.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2013, 00:30 
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Pics as promised.


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 Post subject: Re: 1561S Update
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2013, 14:26 
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Outstanding!

Great to see such good progress, well done!


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