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A preview this week from Jamie Keyte on work progressing on the running plate for the front of the locomotive and the sides as far as the end of the smokebox, together with the ‘piano front’  which sits below the front of the smokebox and acts as a cover plate for the ends of the inside cylinders. The giant size hinges are there to open the cylinder cover plate to give access to the cylinders and tail rods from the front.

We know it resembles a flatpack at the moment but we can’t wait to see it all put together with the smokebox and bufferbeam already made -it will be really striking and we plan to have it on display at Crewe on 8 June and in July and August at the Crewe Heritage Centre.

 

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