Our Hudswell-Clarke 0-6-0STWissingtonhas successfully passed her annual steam test on the Mid Suffolk Light Railway.
"Team Wissington" - her gang of faithful volunteers - have made excellent progress on all aspects of her scheduled winter maintenance work, with all tasks now complete. The suspension and gear arrangements received much attention with the engine lifted to allow adjustment of the springs and axleboxes to allow greater clearance between the axleboxes and the horn stays. In layman's terms, the way she sits on her wheels has been adjusted to allow for freer movement.
On 26th March, she underwent her annual steam test at Brockford under the watchful eye of the boiler inspector and successfully passed all tests, giving her another twelve months in steam.
It is planned to haveWissingtonreturn to the North Norfolk Railway in time for our annual Members' Day, which is held on Saturday 4th October 2014.