Work on 5025 has resumed after the enforced lay off during the summer. The inside of the smoke box is almost complete with the spark arrestor designed, manufactured and fitted.
The base of the smokebox has been levelled with a concrete floor. The remaining job is to fit the vacuum ejector exhaust steam pipe which is seen sitting on the floor.
The pipe fits between the base of the chimney and the hole on the side of the smokebox.
At the other end the angle iron that finishes the cab to the firebox cladding joint has been formed and riveted permanently to the cab front.
The sanding pipes are all now fitted, this is the left hand side.
The right hand side sand pipe.
Inside the cab the steam manifold, pipework and fittings are progressing.
Another cab view
Lower cab view of the area that will be under the cab floor.
The tender has been coupled to the engine, here we see the coupling pin in the center with the two safety pins either side.
The fall plate between the cab floor and the tender floor has been fitted.
The cab floor has been made and fitted.
Another cab floor view.
The tender water level float and indicator has been fitted.
New lengths of copper pipe, just need to bend them to shape and cut to length.
Some of the pipework in place. Two new injectors have been cast, machined and fitted, this is the left hand one.
The right hand injector.
Another view of the left hand injector.
Murray starting to give the inside of the cab a coat of paint.