North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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Saturday 26th August 2017

Bill Dobson becomes Q6 Locomotive Engineering Manager

Today was a NELPG / NYMR meeting held in the MIC room at Grosmont to discus and plan the rebuild of the Q6. This was chaired by our new Q6 caretaker "Bill Dobson," with NYMR shed manager" Paul Middleton" in attendance. Minutes taken by Colin Foxton. The meeting was well attended by NELPG members young & old and lasted nearly two hours. Much was discussed how we are to get loco back into traffic with help from the NYMR and also our own members.

And then to Work

Nigel Bill and myself removed the cylinder cladding sheets to examine the stitching of the cylinder which was done several years ago this was found on the R/H cylinder in two places and all seems ok. In the process we sheered two small cladding bolts which will have to be drilled out we did try but our drills were blunt , these still to do. The next job is to remove the pistons.

Nigel Hall continues with the tender, priming all the chips in the paint work . Andy took Bill around deviation and Q6 pointing out where parts are stored and checking on the progress of work done up to now. Gordon Wells was continuing with the wiring in the pit in Deviation shed.

Andy's wife Joan made us all a welcomed cup of tea also washing our dirty cups up thanks Joan.

And Play

Bryan Orange and the Jv's were having fun on the tandem volocipede on the back road behind Deviation shed.

JVs having fun on the Volocipede - Nigel Hall

More JVs having fun on the Volocipede - Nigel Hall