The overhaul progresses

Work is continuing apace on our overhaul in many areas. However, we are currently at the stage where there are no major advances to report.

Work on the frames includes the boring of the middle cylinder steam chest, which will require a couple of replacement valve heads. Work is also progressing on our axle boxes, and our springs have been refurbished.

Work is advancing well on the boiler. The old stays have to be removed individually - a painstaking job.

Each stay and rivet has to be removed, one by one

Work is also proceeding on the repairs to our foundation ring.

The foundation ring

Soon, we expect some things to start being put back together, while work progresses in other areas.