Heritage Boiler Steam Services have released an update on the steam locomotive boilers they are currently working on at their workshop in Liverpool.
GWR 4200 Class No.4253
Arriving a few weeks ago, 4253 GWR Standard No.2 Boiler has entered into the workshop, where work has commenced. The boiler will undergo restoration, starting with the removal of the backhead.
Andrew Barclay Tank No.2320
Work on overhauling 2320‘s boiler is nearing completion. Recently, the stays on outer firebox’s front plate were knocked over, tooling of backhead stays, and gauge frame bosses machined, drilled and trial fitted.
Members of the team have also been creating blanks in preparation for the boiler’s hydraulic test.
GWR 7200 Class No.7200
Rivets attaching the 7200‘s boiler barrel to the firebox have been removed and replaced with the small number of bolts to keep both parts together for now temporarily.
New-Build LMS Patriot Class No.5551 “The Unknown Warrior”
New member to the team John has been working on 5551‘s boiler; setting stays in the firebox.
New-Build GWR 1000 ‘Hawksworth County’ No.1014 “County of Glamorgan”
The rear section of 1014‘s boiler barrel has been shaped. The next stage will see both the rear and front sections attached to form the boiler barrel. HBSS are also restoring the firebox, which is inside their workshop.
Heritage Boiler Steam Service specialises in restoring and overhauling steam boilers, mainly working on steam locomotive boilers.
If you would like to find out more information or to contact HBSS to discuss repairs to your boiler, please visit their Facebook page here.
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