With the boiler now mounted and positioned correctly in the frames work has begun on fitting the lagging and cladding to the boiler together with the boiler rings. Our pictures show the final bolt hole being drilled for the boiler in the smoke box saddle, the boiler with the boiler rings and the first lagging in place plus one of the boiler rings.

The work schedule to complete the loco is as follows:

Locomotive.

Fit main steam pipes and blast pipe.

Set valve timing

Fit all boiler mounts and cab fittings.

Fabricate new cab

Tender:

Complete fabrication of new tender frame and fit new tank already completed.

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