Late June construction update

The new 1” BSW x 2” long nuts for the Superheater header ‘T’ bolts have arrived and passed inspection.  The ‘T’ bolts themselves aren’t expected for another few weeks – when they arrive, we will be able to carry out the hydraulic test on the header.

The new patterns for the locomotive and tender spring boxes have also arrived.  We’ve also been preparing a number of items for shot blasting – the new cab seat cubicles, the driving wheel balance weights plates, and the guard irons.

Our volunteers have turned their attention to polishing the tyres on the driving wheels.  The photo below shows the mirror finish achieved on the left leading driving wheel.

All photos by Richard Pearson