News of the 3217's Repair
Work on the new tubeplate is proceeding with drilling the new tube holes.
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...
... and then the full-size drill is driven through.
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Last updated 23 March 1999 by Lewis Nodes.
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