Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Atlantic Report No6: Evening Steam...


Hi everyone. This evening my LBSC Maisie Atlantic was taken to Ryton Pools for a run on the miniature railway. CMES operates members running evenings on the third Wednesday of the month and this was the first of 2015. When going to the evening ones for a quick outing, the smaller Atlantic is the obvious choice, saving all of the heavy lifting involved when dragging the tank engine around the workshop. I arrived at around 5:40pm at the CMES track site as the weather for the evening looked very promising. By the time the 6:30pm start time rolled around, 4436 was pretty much ready for her run. Steaming proudly onto the track with drain cocks hissing, the fire was made up before a spirited few laps. The engine is now running well and is running in nicely. The boiler is very free steaming and the axlepump works fine, apart from needing some repacking. The handpump is to receive some attention in the near future though as it isn't working as it should. I managed to film some of her run tonight, making up the clips featured above. I hope that 4436 will be at the track again in a few weeks for the third Wednesday run in May. Cheers everyone, all the best, Sam...

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