Current Work in the Workshop
The latest from the workshop!
23rd May 2001
Bit more work on the Hunslet firebox
Poor Fred is feeling a bit
left out so we better have a look at what he's been doing
today. Fred may say that size doesn't matter but he's still
very proud of the size of his latest job!
Not part of an Engine but
still steam related:- This is a main steam pipe for
the boilers on the Baglan Bay Power Station that is being built in
Port Talbot, S. Wales. The pipe is 4.5 mtrs long, 14"
N.B. and 20mm thick. We have been asked to reduce the bore
at each end & weld prep for on site fabrication.
And as he thinks the last
photo of him didn't show his best side here's another to keep him
You may want to enlarge it to have a better look
- and then again you may not!
17th May 2001
You may notice a new boy on the block so we'd
who joined us at the beginning of March.
He soon made himself at home and spent today
playing in the boilershop with Mike:-
Also known as " Flange &
Rivet" the deadly duo spent the morning flanging or
for a less technical description:-
Mike heated it, Ronnie hit it, Mike
heated it, ............... Until it was done.
Xmas as usual was busy - lots of visitors and a bit of
Bye Bye to another job! Back home for the New Year -
Look forward to seeing this Engine rebuilt as it's going to be a
Not the best item in the world to get
damaged! But send us in a new casting, we'll have it
skillfully machined by our Fred and everything's soon sorted
(except perhaps a proper stool for Fred!)