Photo: In Swanage yard work continues on 80104.  Bryn Engineering are using their portable borer to machine the cylinders prior to fitting a cast iron liner.
Photo: Bathed in autumn sunshine, 34010 Sidmouth's centre wheel-set needs only the eccentric for the middle motion drive to be attached.
Photo: 34072's superheater header.  This is located inside the smokebox, attached to the main steam pipe.  The flange surfaces need to be lapped to fit perfectly, which in view of the size and weight of the items is easier said than done.
Photo: George cut a disc of perspex to act as a flat surface marked with 'engineers blue' for the superheater header and the steam pipe flanges.
Photo: Neville worked on the steam pipe flange, removing high spots.
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34072's superheater header. This is located inside the smokebox, attached to the main steam pipe. The flange surfaces need to be lapped to fit perfectly, which in view of the size and weight of the items is easier said than done.