These sheets then had to be fitted, cutting holes in the right places for washout plugs, mud hole doors, handrail supports, clack valves etc.
Below the front two boiler sections have been fitted.
Next two pictures show the rear boiler barrel section and firebox side.
A test rig was set up to assemble the super heater header, the main steam pipes and the super heater elements. The purpose of this was to give them a hydraulic test which was witnessed by the boiler inspector.
The next steps will be to remove all of the cladding again, prepare and paint the inside of the cladding whilst the boiler receives its final steam test in the presence of the inspector. This is happening on 28.01.20. The boiler will then be insulated, cladding fitted for the final time and then the boiler will be placed in the frames. Scheduled for two weeks time.