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PART 33  -  BOILERS FOR STURROCK ENGINES

 

This Appendix covers Boiler Drawings for pre-Sturrock engines rebuilt by Sturrock, Sturrock engines, and Sturrock engines reboilered or rebuilt by Stirling.  Details are arranged in approximately date order of the appropriate drawings.  The relevant page in the register for Stirling Boiler drawings N1 to N32 is (so far) missing, but sufficient details (thank to Roy Burton) have been found to cover many of their drawings.  The abbreviated typed copy has however survived, which provides dates for the drawings

 

Frame drawings (O series) are included, where appropriate.

 

In the late 'fifties all the Sturrock drawings (general Plan and Boilers) were checked out by Roy Burton, senior draughtsman at Doncaster, who made copious notes.  Burton ceased his analysis rather abruptly on 30th October 1959, when about to leave the Doncaster scene, but fortunately he passed on his work to a colleague.  Without his work, the following table could not have been produced.

 

The information has been supplemented by boiler dimensions extracted from the general Plan drawings.  The N series drawings which simply covered brick arches, tubes, domes and so on, have been ignored.  Sometimes two copies of a particular boiler drawing have been found.  In such cases the later drawing has /2 suffix added (for the purpose of this table only).  In some cases Burton noted the N series number (e.g. N2, N4, N5), without recording its details.

 

No Sturrock era Boiler drawings survived the 1942 destruction, though photostat copies were made of quite a few Sturrock general Plans, no doubt discretely.  The set was complete in the early 'sixties, but whether or not they survive today at the NRM has not been established.  Of the Stirling Boiler drawings, numbered between N1 and N56, and mentioned in the list below, only N56 appears in the current NRM catalogue, noted as being dated 2-1910.

 

For further details, especially the number and diameter of tubes, see Groves' "GREAT NORTHERN LOCOMOTIVE HISTORY", Volume 1.

 


Dwg.
No(s).


Date
Boiler
barrel
length
Barrel
diam
(max.)
Firebox
casing
length
No. of
tubes

Tube
diam


Type, Engine Nos., Remarks
(Q-) - 10'-0" 3'-6" 3'-7"     Sharp Brothers
(P1) 6/2/1851   4'-3" 4'-6"     0-6-0 Nos. 168-97, 198/9, 300-7,
with transverse mid-feather
(Q-) 1851 10'-0" 3'-10" 5'-2"     2-4-0 Nos. 76-90, with transverse mid-feather
(Q3)    - 10'-0" 4'-0" 5'-1"     2-2-2 Nos. 204-14, with transverse mid-feather
(Q5) 9/1854 10'-0" 4'-0" 5'-4"     2-4-0 Nos. 223-8, with transverse mid-feather
(Q6) 3/11/1854 10'-6" 3'-8" 4'-2"     0-4-2 No.160, altered
(P6) 16/10/1855 10'-0" 3'-10" 4'-3"     0-4-2 No. 110, altered
(Q7) 24/5/1856 10'-3" 3'-9" 5'-2"     2-4-0 No. 100, rebuilt, with transverse mid-feather
(P7) 23/9/1856 10'-7" 4'-3" 4'-0"     0-6-0, No. 4 Goods, with transverse mid-feather
(Q8) 1859 10'-0" 4'-0" 7'-4"     2-2-2 Nos. 229-40, with longitudinal mid-feather
N1 25/1/1861   4'-0"       For 5'-6" 4 W.C. Engs [not identified]
N2 30/9/1862           No. 1 Class 0-4-2T, various between Nos. 1-50,
endorsed "see dwg. N17 for tubes"
(P9) 13/11/1862 11'-8" 3'-6" 4'-4"     0-4-2T Nos. 121-7, rebuilt
N3
N4
?
3/7/1863
          391 Class [tubeplate drawing]
0-6-0 No. 391, enlarged firebox
N5 3/7/1863           2-2-2 Nos. 51-62, domed, and 63-70, domeless
N6 3/6/1863           Arrangement for Smoke burning 400 Class
[possibly typing error for Coke or Coal burning?]
N7
N8
9/5/1864
9/? 3/1864
          Boiler for Nos. 400-19
Plan of Fixing Roof Stays in Boiler Nos. 400-19
(Q10) 22/3/1865 10'-0" 4'-0" 7'-2"     2-4-0 No. 251-60, long fireboxes
N9
N15
3/5/1864
20/6/1865
9'-0" 3'-9" 6'-31/8" 134 2" 116 Class 0-6-0 rebuilds
Tubeplate for 188 Class
O1 26/5/1864           Frames for 0-6-0 Nos. 401 to 419
O4
N10

(Q9)
28/12/1864
19/12/1864
   -

-
10'-0"

-
4'-0"

-
4'-6"
    0-4-2T Nos. 241-50, new
(P10)    - 10'-0" 3'-9" 4'-7"     0-6-0ST Nos. 134/9/44/9, 111, 140/53/5.
See (P26) later
N11
(P13)
N12
16/2/1865
   -
9'-10"
9'-10"
4'-2"
4'-2"
7'-2"
7'-2"
180
 
1"
 

0-6-0 Nos. 420-69
Tubeplate for Nos. 420-69
N13 6/3/1865 10'-0" 4'-0" 5'-9"     2-2-2 Nos. 91-99, 200
[Register just says 98 Class]
N13/2
(Q13)
6/3/1865
11/7/1866
10'-2"
10'-2"
4'-0"
4'-0"
4'-10"
4'-10"
    2-2-2 Nos. 201/2, rebuilt
N14 6/3/1865           2-4-0 Nos. 71-5 and 76-90, altered fireboxes
N16 2/5/1866 10'-0" 4'-0" 4'-9"     0-4-2T Nos. 270-9, new
N17 26/5/1866           Arrgt. of Tubes No. 1 to 50
N18
(P14)
6/10/1866
11/1866
10'-0"
10'-0"
3'-10"
3'-10"
4'-9"
4'-9"
140
 
1"
 
0-4-2 Nos. 101-15, reboilered
(P15) 18/12/1866 9'-10" 4'-4" 5'-8"     0-6-0 Nos. 410-9, altered
N19 8/2/1867           Section of Tubes [not identified]
N22
(Q30)
(Q34)
23/7/1867
6/8/1873
10/7/1874
10'-1"
10'-0"
10'-0"
4'-0"
4'-0"
  ?
4'-10"
4'-10"
4'-10"
187

 
1"

 
2-2-2 Nos. 91-9, 200; 203-14, reboilered
2-2-2 Nos. 91-99, reboilered
2-2-2 Nos. 204-214, reboilered
N23 26/9/1867 10'-0" 4'-0" 5'-4" 192 1" 2-4-0 Nos. 251-60, shortened fireboxes
N24 25/10/1867 10'-0" 4'-0" 5'-6" 158 2" 2-2-2 Nos. 229-40, reboilered
N25 21/2/1868           Copper Tubeplates (For Ordering)
N30 16/10/1868 10'-6" 4'-0" 4'-2"   1" 0-4-2 Nos. 133, 160/1, reboilered
N32 20/8/1869           Fire Box No. 422 (new Method of Roof Stays)
N33 20/10/1869           Alteration to fire Boxes (New Method of Roof
 Stays and alteration to crown)
(Q22) 3/1870 10'-37/8" 4'-2" 4'-10"     0-4-2 Nos. 70, 67, rebuilt 1870
(P21) 6/1872 10'-0"
10'-1"
4'-0" 5'-6"     0-6-0 Nos. 400-69, reboilered, 24" stroke cyls.
0-6-0 Nos. 400-69, reboilered, 26" stroke cyls.
(Q29) 7/1873 10'-0" 4'-0" 4'-9"     2-2-2 Nos. 51-66/8/9, rebuilt
(Q31) 23/7/1873 10'-0" 4'-0" 5'-4"     2-4-0 Nos. 223-28, reboilered, and No. 97, rebuilt
(Q33) 15/10/1874 10-2" 4'-0" 5'-6"     2-2-2 Nos. 264-69, rebuilt  (a)
(Q36) 16/12/1874 9'-10" 4'-0" 4'-10"     2-4-0 Nos. 79, 87, 78, rebuilt
N40/1
Q2

N40/2
21/1/18789
3/5/1879

[c.1894]
10'-0"
?

10'-0"
4'-0"
?

4'-5"
4'-6"
?

4'-6"
162
?

162
15/8"
?

15/8"
0-4-2T Nos. 241-9, 270-9, rebuilt
Passenger Tank Engs Nos. 270 to 274
Rebuilds (b)
0-4-2T Nos. 245 &c, 271 &c, reboilered
(P26) 4/1878 10'-1" 4'-0" 4'-6"     0-6-0ST Nos. 134/9, 140/4/9, 155
N52 30/10/1884 10'-2" 4'-2" 5'-6"     2-2-2 Nos. 264-69, reboilered 1885-89
N53 6/2/1885 10'-0" 4'-2" 5'-4"     2-4-0 Nos. 251-60, reboilered 1885-96
N56 10/12/1886 10'-0" 4'-2" 5'-6" 174 1" 0-6-0 Nos. 369, 364 (1888), etc.

 

(a) general Plan Q33 was endorsed "264 - 269 except 266".  This suggests the endorsement was made about the end of 1885, by which time No. 266 had the larger N52 boiler, see later.

(b) Unusually, general Plan Q2 was scrapped long before 1959, and possibly went in 1942.  The two boiler drawings, both numbered N40 survived until at least 1965.  The second copy seems to have been made "unofficially" and to have been the Works' interpretation of replacing the smaller boilers on these engines, possibly based on experience with the Class 120 0-4-4BT.

 
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