Bluebell Railway Locomotive Dept News

Progress with Stepney

[Picture of front tubeplate installed]

The new front tubeplate has been installed.

[Picture of smokebox ring]

The new ring for fitting the smokebox to the boiler barrel. This will be welded onto the barrel.

[Picture of firebox backplate]

New rivets installed in the foundation ring and fire-hole ring.

[Picture of patch screws]

Patch screws to be fitted in the firebox lap seams in place of wasted rivets. These are tightened until the hexagon section breaks off at the neck..

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