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Monday, 13 May 2013

Monday Mixture at Marley Hill

Fire extinguishers getting their scheduled check
Fire extinguishers getting their scheduled check
Dave milling a crosshead slipper for Horden
Dave milling a crosshead slipper for Horden
Peter punching a motion pin for Horden
Peter punching a motion pin for Horden
Walter taper reaming a pin hole for an eccentric rod from Horden
Walter taper reaming a pin hole
for an eccentric rod from Horden
Jim making a stainless steel shaft for an injector from Twizell
Jim making a stainless steel shaft
for an injector from Twizell

One wheelset of the ex-MS&L brake third carriage has flats on the tyres due to the handbrake being left on while it was in motion.   The flats need to be removed by turning down the tyres.

Jason removing brake gear from the carriage .....
..... while Phil & Malcolm remove footboards .....
..... and horn guide stays
Removing the axle from the MS&L carriage
Malcolm removing the axle .....
Removing the axle from the MS&L carriage
..... which is moved to one side .....
The carriage body is lowered onto a temporary axle
..... so that the body ......
The carriage body is lowered onto a temporary axle
..... can be lowered onto a temporary axle
In Marley Hill shed, the axleboxes
are removed by Jason & Malcolm
Lifting the axle into the ex Consett ironworks wheel lathe
Ian & Jason sling .....
Lifting the axle into the ex Consett ironworks wheel lathe
..... and hoist the axle .....
Lifting the axle into the ex Consett ironworks wheel lathe
.....then Ian pulls the axle into the wheel lathe ....
(ex Consett ironworks, turns 6'2" diameter)
Lifting the axle into the ex Consett ironworks wheel lathe
.....assisted by Malcolm & Jason
Lifting the axle into the ex Consett ironworks wheel lathe
Its on the centres, and unslung
Ian turning the tyre in the wheel lathe
Ian turning the first tyre