IN THE WORKS
The superheater header has had all the old studs removed and new ones fitted. The superheater element ports are now being blanked off to allow the header to be pressure tested prior to re-installing in the smoke box.
With the new section of boiler banding in place around the safety valve, the opportunity is taken to fit the clack boxes to the safety valve casting and install the feed pipes from the injectors to the clacks.
The clack and feed pipe re-fitted on the firemans side. The cover for the feed pipe needs to be fitted but this cannot be done until the safety valve bonnet has been fitted as all new holes need to be drilled and tapped for the bonnet and covers.
Work on the cab continues as the cab extension receives a coat of paint, remaining back head cladding is fitted and the regulator rod is installed.
The smoke box door liner in place on the door and marked up with the sizes of spacers required to complete the fitting.
A birds eye view as our Manor gradually comes together.
From the drivers side
From the firemans side