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News of the 3217's Repair

Work on the new tubeplate is proceeding with drilling the new tube holes.

View of tubeplate being drilled The old and new tubeplates are tack-welded together and drilled through on the radial drill. Here a drilling bush is being used to guide the pilot drill as it starts the hole...

View of tubeplate being drilled ... and then the full-size drill is driven through.

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