Update on new build steam locomotive 1014 County of Glamorgan

New Smokebox Saddle for 1014
New Smokebox Saddle for 1014 "County of Glamorgan" // Credit The GWR County Project

The GWR County Project team have been busy since the New Year in building 1014 “County of Glamorgan”.

Connecting Rod and Safety Valves

Measurements have been taken in order to finalise the design for the connecting rods. This has included measuring the distance between the centre line of the cylinder and crankpin.

A number of years ago, a safety valve bonnet was donated to the Great Western Society.

It has recently been found by the team working on the new build Saint and has been given a repaint.

Safety Valve Bonnet after Repaint // Credit The GWR County Project
Safety Valve Bonnet after Repaint // Credit The GWR County Project

Smokebox and Smokebox Saddle

Good progress has been made in the construction of the new smokebox and smokebox saddle.

The main barrel has been completed, along with the door ring which has been machined. As can be seen from the picture, the smokebox saddle fabrication is almost complete.

New Smokebox for 1014 "County of Glamorgan" // Credit The GWR County
New Smokebox for 1014 “County of Glamorgan” // Credit The GWR County Project

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Jamie Duggan avatar
Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.