March 2017 Part 2
Back in 2004, I had recently started working for the West Somerset Railway Association at their workshop by Williton Station.
They were tasked with the renovation of Bullied Pacific 34046, BRAUNTON, and one of my first jobs was machining from forgings the two Return Cranks; very time consuming as it was done on conventional machinery, ( no CNC machines there!)
The attached photos give some idea of what was involved, hope they are of interest.
Best regards, Bill Elston
Exeter St Davids
Kind regards, Paul Barlow.