VGR Mechanical Update – March 2022

During March steady progress has been made on K160.  The cab area metal work has been attended to which is a slow and time-consuming job.  Other works have involved re-bushing of the compensation beam brackets attached to the frames.  These are being worked through and worn bushes replaced from the stock of spares on hand at Newport.  The pony wheel is being needle gunned to clean it down prior to repainting.  We continue to have good numbers of our volunteers at Saturday work days.  We will be engaging a contract boilermaker to start work on the smoke box and plans are afoot to complete and fit the internal steam pipe.  If you wish to attend as a volunteer for this project as previously advised, please contact Stuart Phemister John Hoy.