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No 3 1947

News and updates on the restoration of No. 3 Bodiam in time for her 150th Birthday in 2022

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27 SEPTEMBER 2019

The removal of the tubes at NNR marks the completion of the dismantling of No. 3.  Full assessment of her condition is underway and the report awaited

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Photos © Michael Fuller 27-9-19

 

6 AUGUST 2019

No.3 rubbing shoulders with some larger cousins at Weybourne including Standard 4 76084 and GER Y14 No 564.

In the workshop, the restoration of "Hastings" a Hunslet of 1888 vintage continues. "Hastings" and "Bodiam" were stablemates at the K&ESR for around two decades from 1963. Could they be reunited and in steam for No.3's 150th in 2022?

No. 3 and J15 6 Aug 2019 Mike Hart

No. 3 and 76084 6 Aug 2019 Mike Hart

No. 3 and 76084 b 6 Aug 2019 Mike Hart

Hastings

Photos © Mike Hart 6-8-19

 

12 JULY 2019

Work continues apace at Weybourne with the frames separated from the wheels.

Frames and crane 12 7 19 M Fuller

Lifting Frame 12 7 19 M Fuller

Frames on truck 12 7 19 M Fuller

Photos © Michael Fuller 12-7-19

 

3 JULY 2019

No. 3's boiler has been transferred to boiler accommodation bogies

Boiler on bogies 3 7 19 M Hart

Boiler on bogies b 3 7 19 M Hart

Photos © Mike Hart 3-7-19

 

1 JULY 2019

A significant step in the restoration project occured when the team at the North Norfolk Railway lifted the boiler from the frames to allow access for further assessment.

We are grateful Michael Fuller for the following series of photos showing the lift.

No 3 all set for boiler lift 1 7 19 Mike Fuller

No 3 boiler starting to be lifted 1 7 19 Mike Fuller

No 3 boiler lift 1 7 19 Mike Fuller

No 3 boiler clear of frames 1 7 19 Mike Fuller

No 3 boiler mid air 1 7 19 Mike Fuller

No 3 boiler on ground 1 7 19 Mike Fuller

Photos © Michael Fuller 1-7-19

 

22 MAY 2019

More progress at Weybourne as the tanks are removed.

Wevbourne 22 May 2019 M Fuller h

Wevbourne 22 May 2019 MFuller

Wevbourne 22 May 2019 M Fuller e

Wevbourne 22 May 2019 M Fuller c

Wevbourne 22 May 2019 M Fuller g

Photos © Michael Fuller 22-5-19

 

08 MAY 2019

Dismantling is underway in earnest at the NNR Weybourne works.

Dismantling Weybourne May 2019 M Fuller

The firebox backhead with most fittings removed.  It is interesting that NNR are labelling the parts the parts as they are removed as No. 3 was never a Southern Railway engine so didn't actually cary that number in service © Michael Fuller 8-5-19

 

12 APRIL 2019

No 3 at Sheringham 12 April 2019 Steve Allen

No 3 after unloading at Sheringham awaits the final leg of her journey - transfer by rail to Weybourne © Steve Allen

 

10 APRIL 2019

No. 3 set off from Wittersham Road Station en-route to the North Norfolk Railway's workshops at Weybourne - the first step in her overhaul in time for her 150th birthday in 2022.

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Loading No 3 WR 10 Apr 2019 G Hukins

Loading No 3 WR 10 Apr 2019 G Hukins 2

Loading at Wittersham Road © Graham Hukins

No 3 in Tenterden High Street

Heading through Tenterden High Street © Graham Hukins

 

SUMMER 2018

32670 inside the rolling stock storage shed at Rolvenden - summer 2018  © Bradley Bottomley

 Sporting BR livery as 32670, No. 3 waits inside the rolling stock storage shed at Rolvenden - summer 2018  © Bradley Bottomley