An update on steam locomotive 82045 – March 2019

82045 front pony truck
82045 front pony truck // Credit: Peter Line

The 82045 Locomotive Trust has released an update on the work that has taken place on constructing 82045.

The building of the locomotives pony trucks has continued. The last major casting, the front pony truck pivot slide has now made it to the machining stage.

82045’s axleboxes have gone to a specialist company for whitemetalling and various springs are now on order.

The brake block hangers are finished and the cross stretchers are also nearly finished.

Forging of the valve spindle crossheads is in progress and in a few weeks time forging of some of the smaller valve gear components is expected to start.

Machining of the boiler water level gauge frames is in progress.

The water tanks are being painted. The outer sides are only receiving a temporary coat of black paint to keep rust from forming at the time of writing.

Eventually, they will be rubbed down and painted green.

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