762 LYN, Woody Bay, October 2017

The 762 Club - LYNformation Bulletins

Aware that much development has been going on in the background, but little has been seen in public, and also that the pace of development is gradually increasing, the 762 Club introduced this on-line update feature in early 2013. This page, updated around once a month, will provide brief news snippets, images and general "Lynformation" on our progress. Please come back regularly for the latest updates.

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LYNformation Bulletin No.53: 16 May 2017

Dear All,

Here is the latest edition of LYNformation. These reports and images are spread over about 2-3 weeks and hopefully shows the speed at which LYN is coming together. Before long, the boiler will have to come off for one final time whilst the hidden plumbing is completed and the mechanical lubricator is fitted and plumbed, but that will only take about ten days. Then it is on for the last time and final assembly starts.

So here we go for LYNformation 53.

1. Backhead cladding

This is the second time we have received this item but this time it perfect. Richard Kempton has done a great job with squaring it all up and making it really neat, taking care with plates to go round the regulator stuffing box and other visual items.

2. Wrapper plate cladding

Similarly, we have finished off the new wrapper plate cladding and completed the covering plates round the manifold stand. It is great to announce that the cladding is FINISHED!

3. Left Hand Outside Motion

The LH side outside motion is practically all up. The piston has been removed for machining of the rod but as you can see, the bulk of the components are in place.

4. Smokebox Door and Supports

These were fitted and look great. We just needed the bar and brackets which have now been delivered. The door fits snuggly and looks the part.

5. Right Hand Outside Motion

The right hand was not quite so advanced as the left, but the valve rod extension was just about to be fitted. This has now been completed.

6. General View - Front

Coming along nicely. The engines lines are becoming clearer.

7. Firehole Door

This has been fettled and adjusted by Richard and now fits perfectly.

8. Left Hand Valve Rod

This rod connects the valves to the rocking arm to the inside motion. Here you see the rod in position and fitted.
9. New Brake Components and Smokebox Door Bar These new items were made for us in a hurry by T. R. King. They were needed due to a small error in the design clearances. I am glad to say that the new parts have overcome the problem, and will be fitted up soon.

10. Cab

The cab is now back from T.R. King, after having the steel roof and the sliding cab hatch fitted. The cab is now virtually ready for fitting, with just a few small jobs for the carpenter to complete.

11. Injectors

Here are two images of how the injector arrangement will look. Actually a new position will be used that puts the injectors a little closer to the cab and to make the plumbing easier to construct. However, the injectors will look in keeping with the engine.

12. Brake and Reverser Stands

I think that these are the first photographs of both stands in their final positions.

13. Manifold

The manifold has been completed, tested, inspected, and delivered, and a fine piece of engineering it is. It has been made for us by boiler maker Andy Bennett. In the main, it fits well and now will have two brackets welded to it, so that the considerable weight is supported. Also on the right hand bracket, an extra piece is added to mount the steam brake. These brackets will be fitted in the next two weeks.

14. Clack and Shut-off Valves

On each side of the engine, there are two entries to the boiler for feed water. To be able to shut them off and to prevent back flow, there is a non-return and ball valve. All valves on the engine are new and of modern designs, so we have to avoid making them stick out in an incongruous way. To 'hide' this arrangement we are going to have to do a bit of surgery on the tanks but even though this work is unwelcome and will take a man-week to complete, we think that to make these valves less obvious will aid the aesthetics of the engine.

15. Smokebox Ejector Elbow

The inner and outer pads have been made and welded into position. Tony Conway will make the exhaust feed into the chimney this week and by the time you read this, THE WHOLE SMOKEBOX assembly will be finished.

16. Main Steam Pipes

Included in this will be the main steam pipes. Tony Conway just had a couple of welds left to do. These are now fitted.

A huge step forward in the last two or three weeks. An announcement to all members will be made shortly, but suffice it to say, keep 8th July free!



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