More Progress on the Boilers – and a “Contraption”
We now have all the components to commence the “real construction” of the boilers.
Boilerplate and Steel
As you will recall from earlier posts we have drilled the holes in the steam and mud drums, and ordered the plasma cut 3mm plates for the housings from Ashby Welding in Church Crookham, and (after a lot of searching) ordered the 20mm Boiler Plate for the drum ends – which was eventually sourced from Brown MacFarlane in Stoke on Trent with the very capable assistance of their Account Manager Alan Taylor. So the Landy made another round trip to Hampshire with a good load of steel in the back! Continue reading