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

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Riveting completed

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Building up the corroded parts of outer firebox

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Riveting up another section of boiler barrel

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Welding prep for new throat plate section

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Fitting the new backhead section

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Repairing the foundation ring

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The smoke box and the first boiler barrel section put together along with tube plate

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The Firebox end after welding was completed and x-rayed

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Fitting the dome section

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The boiler sections all together

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A view down inside the boiler barrel

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