Sunday, 16 February 2020

Pipe Up at the Back

The vacuum brake gear was fitted to KS4415 in February 1929. They produced six drawings to show how to make this modification, and the August 18 blog describes how some of this information has been used to make the vacuum pump. Even the pipe clips and timber packers are detailed on an individual basis.

This is the process followed for one of the clips:

Extract from drawing 33737:



First, formed up on a jig:




Drilled using a radial arm drill:




Painted:



Timber packer made:



And finally fitted to the hind buffer beam:


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