Recent update on steam locomotive 6880 Betton Grange

Centre Coupled Wheelset's Axle
Centre Coupled Wheelset's Axle // Credit The 6880 Society

The team have been busy at Tyseley Locomotive Works constructing their new-build Great Western Railway 6800 ‘Grange’ class engine.

Brake Mechanism, Valve Gearing and Cylinders

With 6880 positioned over an inspection pit, members of the working parties could get a good view to assess certain areas.

Firstly, the brake mechanism was checked over. Every component is fitted in place, with just some final adjustments needed before ready for service.

The drain cocks for the cylinders and associated parts have all been fixed in place.

Views from the inspection pit show the valve gearing to be in good order.

Driver’s Side Cylinder Credit The 6880 Society


Majority of the small tubes have been cut and fitted inside the boiler, with work on fitting the large tubes to commence shortly.

Boiler with Small Tubes In // Credit The 6880 Society

For more information or to support The 6880 Society, please visit their website here.

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