Keith Stevens and his team have been forging ahead with the boiler rebuild for NG10 number 61, here is his latest report with a picture gallery.
“Work is progressing well with the NG10 Locomotive Boiler and it has now all been assembled together apart from the Outer Firebox. There is still a way to go and I anticipate completion around the end of October”.
Riveting the dome to new boiler barrel section
Building up the corroded parts of outer firebox
Riveting up another section of boiler barrel
Welding prep for new throat plate section
Fitting the new backhead section
Repairing the foundation ring
The smoke box and the first boiler barrel section put together along with tube plate
The Firebox end after welding was completed and x-rayed
Fitting the dome section
The boiler sections all together
A view down inside the boiler barrel