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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo of her axle box in the process of being machined on SVR Engineering Twitter (so viewable from their website front page at http://www.svr-engineering.co.uk/)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No news since.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See SVR News 189

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pictures from SVREngineering Twitter can be found on their website homepage
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

see https://twitter.com/SVREngsteam/status/613973253372145664/photo/1 for latest pic. "7714 with bunker removed for drag box repairs."
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the record the Spring Gala announcement says:

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...under-overhaul resident No. 7714 is due out of the locomotive works later in 2016.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
For the record the Spring Gala announcement says:

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...under-overhaul resident No. 7714 is due out of the locomotive works later in 2016.


Patrick


7714 update from the boiler shop:

The boiler barrel was riveted together in December with assistance from Adam Dalgleish (Engineering), followed by the inner firebox being dropped in and the foundation ring 'knocked into place'. Work has continued apace into January on marking out, drilling and opening up firebox stay holes.

It won't be ready for the Spring gala, but if the present rate of progress is maintained, No. 7714 could join the SVR operational fleet during the summer.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jae@GWR23 tweeted that 7714's boiler and frames were outside today and the boiler had its first test of 2016

Four pics at

https://twitter.com/GWR23/status/757662288081981440/photo/1
https://twitter.com/GWR23/status/757661331596144640/photo/1

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank goodness for that. The railway has been posting for over 5 years they will be turning an engine round in 200 days. How many days has this engine taken it must be well over double that if not more.

Will it be ready for September?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the railway bought 3612 from Barry as a source of spares, I thought the idea was that one of the 3 boilers from 3612, 7714 or 5764 would be overhauled ready to drop into the overhauled loco, minimising the downtime of these locos, and always having at least one in service. Has this plan fallen by the wayside?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem is that, while good in theory, in reality there is always a queue of boilers awaiting overhaul in order to get their associated loco back in traffic. In such a case, overhauling a boiler to wait around for many years for an engine to fit it to makes little sense when doing another boiler returns a loco to traffic in a far shorter time.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doune1965 wrote:
Thank goodness for that. The railway has been posting for over 5 years they will be turning an engine round in 200 days.


In fairness, I think that they've been saying they'll have one leaving the works every 200 days, which is not the same as saying the entire overhaul will take 200 days (unless they work on only one at a time, which isn't the case!).

However, there was an NBI the other day which outlined further changes to the MPD department, implying that the railway is still not satisfied with the rate of overhauls.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny252 wrote:
Doune1965 wrote:
Thank goodness for that. The railway has been posting for over 5 years they will be turning an engine round in 200 days.


In fairness, I think that they've been saying they'll have one leaving the works every 200 days, which is not the same as saying the entire overhaul will take 200 days (unless they work on only one at a time, which isn't the case!).

However, there was an NBI the other day which outlined further changes to the MPD department, implying that the railway is still not satisfied with the rate of overhauls.

And I think it was an average of 200 days so 7714 and 813 being complete this year will help the average.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steam test https://twitter.com/TomFerris5/status/759466947486556161/photo/1

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7714's boiler was tested up to working pressure today (200 psi), and the safety valves lifted for the first time since overhaul. Other than a couple of very minor leaks, it seemed fairly successful. Its official steam test is booked for Tuesday.
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