Driving Wheel Progress

The driving wheelsets have nearly been completed at the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh. The final two crank pins were machined and fitted, and the balance weight plates were also riveted on the driving wheels during May. The final jobs that remain to be done are tyre turning and pouring of molten lead in between the balance weight plates.

The driving wheels will be taken to Tyseley Loco Works where the axleboxes will be fitted before being taken to Llangollen for fitting to the frames.

Photo shows balance weight plates being riveted at the South Devon Railway on 29th May. Photo by Kirsten Shell.

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