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Museum News For 2017

(Updated April 2017)



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The newly painted beam, raised onto a steel platform, together with an array of parallel motion components waiting to be fitted.

April 2017

Clapham Beam Engine - Update

The block paving around the engine has been completed. In order to do this the crank and bedplate belonging to the Holmes triple expansion engine had to be moved out of the way. This is now back in its original position.

The beam has been painted its new colour and has been lifted onto a steel platform so that all the components of the parallel motion linkage and associated bearings can be fitted to the various pins on the beam.

This is proving to be time consuming as some of the brasses are in a poor state. Up to now a cast iron plate, onto which a bearing cotter is located, is broken and beyond repair. A  new one will have to be made. There is also a crack in one of the cast bosses on the end of one of the links. This will  also require some kind of repair.

May 2017

Clapham Beam Engine - Update

Most of the parallel motion linkage has been fitted to the beam. The painting of the beam has been completed by adding the lining detail.

Parallel motion links fitted to the beam

The beam looking very smart with its new lining detail completed.