Well what a crazy year! This will be the final update for 2021 but rest assured work will continue during the Christmas period....
I mid November I made my second visit to Ian Rileys in Bury to look at progress since the last visit in August. Well things have moved along at pace and CSPL are please at the progress to date.
Following are some pictures of progress.
New front boiler barrel section, lots to do to prepare for fitting. This will happen in the New Year
New lower backhead section welded in place, weld tested and past
New Sections of firebox side sheets weld in place, weld tested and past.
New Smoke Box tube plate fully marked out and ready for drilling. Once completed work will commence in the new year to fit this to the new front barrel section and that new section to the existing boiler.
The loco frames back on they're driving wheels. The loco was moved very slowly in late Nov to check all was ok after the re wheeling. Behind the frames 2807 tender.