While Bloemfontein awaits the new boiler from Keith Stevens in Howick, Lukas Nel and his team have made a start on refurbishing the boiler cladding around the firebox as well as fabricating new sections based on the rusted and paper thin sections that could not be used.
Attempts have also been made to remove the old cylinder cock nipples but these are rusted solidly into the cylinders and will need to be drilled out and replaced with new ones.

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