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WD Overhaul Update

22nd December 2016

Some pictures of the Cab going back on the WD.

The last picture in this set is of the four new replacement piston valve liners that have been machined by Riley & Son (E) Ltd at their new Works in Heywood, Lancashire, and with the liquid nitrogen supplier on standby, they are scheduled to be fitted in the first week of January.

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WD Overhaul Update

19th December 2016

Pics attached showing the boiler cladding almost complete, the "front end" with painted buffer beam and buffers, a pile of lovely new copper pipes ready to be installed and the cab, after some judicious welding on some of the wasted areas.

Photos Courtesy of Neil Sharpe

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WD Overhaul Update

5th December 2016

The first Photo is the piston valve cylinder with the lining removed. The new linings are currently being machined at Rileys of Bury and following this will be installed, being shrunk with liquid nitrogen to form an "expansion fit".

The other two show the progress of the boiler fittings and the cladding.

Photos Courtesy of Neil Sharpe & Bryan Toovey


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The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society is the supporting charity of (and major shareholder in) the North Norfolk Railway, which operates a 5¼ mile heritage railway from Sheringham to Holt.

The Society actively works to preserve, display and operate a wide range of historical artefacts which include four steam locomotives and many unique carriages and wagons.

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