Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Achilles Report No28: Running On Air...

Hi everyone. Today I picked up "Achilles" from Eddie's having been put back together by me old mate. The engine now has its new crossheads on and runs well on air. She will now require alot of running in as the running gear is very tight, though it does turn over evenly with good beats at the chimney. Running on air she'll run with absolutely nothing on the clock, turning over happily and quietly...not a clank in sight! There are a few more jobs to do before she will be properly steamable, including gasket replacements and leaks to be stopped. I'm still hoping to have her in steam at the 6th April CMES Steam Up at Ryton Pools but at the moment, I just don't know how its all going to go. We will see.
Thank you for reading guys. "Achilles" will be steam tested in due course. Thank you. Sam.


Anonymous said...

Great news Sam! Achilles sounds great! Looking forward to some double-heading this year! Emma-claire.

Sam Brandist said...

Hi Emma. Fingers crossed ay!