5th April

New Bronze Die block being machined for fitting into the valve gear expansion link. Ultimately it will be machined with a pair of curved faces to fit the curve of the expansion link.






Boiler cladding sheets in position to be fasten onto the crinoline framing and then held in place by screws and the boiler bands yet to be added.

In the dark interior of the smoke box, the Super heater header casting has been mounted with the super heater flues fitted and the steam pipes to the cylinders installed.
The fitting on the right hand pipe is the inlet for the steam oil feed to lubricate the piston valve and cylinder.
The regulator body casting plus the steam pipes between it and the super heater header are yet to be fitted.