New Bulleid tender wheels for ‘Wadebridge’
|Boxpok Wheelpan pressed onto axle|
|Assembled axle has wheel pans trued up in the wheel lathe|
The group building a new tender for the Mid-Hants Railway based Bulleid Pacific 34007 ‘Wadebridge’ have contracted South Devon Railway Engineering to construct the three new wheel sets for the project.
The new Boxpok wheel pans were first machined to fit the new axles. In the last few days these have been fitted to the new axles using the SDRE’s wheel press. From this point the new axles are mounted in to one of the wheel lathes for the next stage in the machining process. The final stage will be to machine the new tyres to the correct size for fitting and then for them to be given the correct profile as the final process before despatch to the customer.