Following the completion of the restoration on British Railways Standard Class 4 Tank No.80097, the Bury Standard 4 Group turn their attention to starting the restoration of London, Midland and Scottish Railway Ivatt 2 No.46428.
About the Bury Standard 4 Group
Before we dive into this update, here’s an overview of who the group are.
As the name suggests, the Bury Standard 4 Group own BR Standard 4 Tank No.80097 (Recently Restored) and LMS Ivatt 2 No.46428 (Undergoing Restoration), and are based at Bury on the East Lancashire Railway.
Inspections of the frame show the rear drag box and buffer beam need to be replaced. The steel for these has been ordered and the wasted parts retained for marking up holes to drill.
Once repaired, the next task is to shot blast, paint and move the frame into the workshop, working towards wheeling the frame.
Smokebox and Coupled Wheels
Contractors have constructed a new smokebox for the Ivatt 2. Stored at Baron Street, the coupled wheels, with re-profiled tyres, await completion of the frame before they can be brought out of store. Also located at Baron Street is the boiler, which will need restoring.
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