WD Boiler Steam Test September 2016
Having passed its hydraulic test the previous week, the WD boiler was successfully steam tested out of frames on Tuesday 13th September to the satisfaction of our Insurance Company Inspector who was in attendance.
Steam pressure was slowly raised to full working pressure and held at 225 psi for well over two hours.
This now paves the way for the boiler to be trial fitted back in the frames to allow the new ashpan to be checked for clearance for the damper and hopper operating gear, and for the new smokebox to be finally aligned ahead of welding to the boiler barrel.
This is a significant mile stone in the overhaul and should now see the boiler finally back in the frames shortly and the steam fittings being re-mounted.