|Inside cab (a long time ago)|
(Photographer unknown. If you claim to own this photo, please leave me a comment).
It has lain largely untouched for the last ten years but its turn has finally arrived. Looking at its original condition, it's not difficult to imagine why I'd ignored it until now.
|Original condition showing the rusty edges|
|Close up of top/side join|
|No better from the inside|
|Half top cover after deconstruction|
|Close up, better than it was|
|After a coat of red oxide primer|
Also worth noting is some detail in the old photo at the top of the article. The superheater tubes coming out from the top of the boiler to the regulator and stop valve assembly are lagged. I think we had better do that too (could be a little hot to the touch otherwise!).