Bluebell Railway Locomotive Dept News

Work continues on Stepney

[Picture of Stepney's fire-hole]

The fire-hole ring rivets being removed prior to replacement.

[Picture inside Stepney's firebox]

Inside the firebox showing (next to the screwdriver handle) lap-seam rivets whose heads have burt away. These will be replaced with patch-screws. The joint at right-angles is where a replacement half-side was fitted at some time past.

[Picture of Stepney's fire-hole]

New valve-spindle guides have been fitted. (These are the two bronze bits whose ends can be seen each side of the motion bracket.)

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