Update on construction of the tender chassis for steam locomotive 5551 The Unknown Warrior

0
Top View of New Chassis // Credit Leaky Finders
Top View of New Chassis // Credit Leaky Finders

Leaky Finders Ltd, who is contracted to build the new tender chassis for new-build London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Patriot Class No.5551 “The Unknown Warrior”, has posted an update on their latest progress.

The front drag box riveting will be completed once a few brackets are attached. Holding parts of the brake shaft, the brackets will be fixed in place when the shafts are finished.

Both rear drag box and rear spacer boxes now await riveting after completion of recent machining, fitting and drilling.

Corner View of Chassis // Credit Leaky Finders
Corner View of Chassis // Credit Leaky Finders

Permanent riveting of the horn blocks and spring hanger brackets has also been finished.

Only minor adjustments are needed to buffer housing before they can be fixed in place. Many components and frame can start to be painted, ready for fitting when needed.

For more information or to support The LMS-Patriot Project in building new build LMS Patriot Class No.5551 “The Unknown Warrior”, please visit their website here.

For more information or to contact Leaky Finders, please visit their Facebook Page here.

Where Next?

RailAdvent Plus
   Get image downloads, Prints and Streaming Video
News Homepage
   For the Latest Railway News
RailAdvent Online Shop
   Framed Prints, DVD’s / Blu-Ray’s and more
LocoStop Community
   Come and share your railway pictures
Mainline Steam Info
   Upcoming mainline steam tours/loco movements

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here