Date posted 28 Feb 2014
Work is progressing well on the project to bring Flying Scotsman back to steam. Here are some pics taken of the work on the cylinders being undertaken at Riley & Son (E) Ltd, Bury.
Flying Scotsman's central cylinder on the boring machine-it has been rebored to an appropriate diameter ready for the cylinder and valve liners to be fitted:
Here Flying Scotsman's right-hand cylinder is being offered to the iconic locomotive’s frames to check that it is aligned correctly:
In this picture by Ian Riley, Flying Scotsman's left hand cylinder has been cleaned and machined to make sure it is correctly aligned:
Date posted 08 Jan 2014
Since leaving the National Railway Museum the frames of the iconic loco have been visually examined, measured and painted. Here you can see some pictures of the cylinder blocks, the bogie frame and the side plates.
Date posted 01 Jun 2012
Flying Scotsman arrived in York tonight, ready to go on static display at Railfest 2012 - our 9-day gathering of over 50 rail record breakers. Here's the video of it arriving.
Date posted 23 Feb 2012
More photos from the restoration of Flying Scotsman.
▲ Final fit of splashers to frames.
▲ Preparation for final machining of an outside motion bracket.
▲ First fix for re-instatement of conduit and wiring to OTMR and TPWS systems.
▲ Metalling process for Cartazzi bearings.
▲ Setting up of bogie stretcher components for specialist welding.
▲ Fabrication of bogie stretcher in progress.