A wet and miserable month - the team continued their works regardless!
The left-hand side tank was lifted off using a digger to reposition the blast pipe feeder pipe, resolving an issue where it was fouling the side tank.
The balance pipe was positioned under the side tanks, and the side tank was replaced and bolted up.
The digger was used to lift the right-hand steam pipe into its position; it was secured at both ends.
Work continued on preparing steam pipe seals.
The underside of the locomotive was inspected to determine where to attach the extension pipework from the blow-down valve.
The drain cock was fixed to the balance pipe, and its control lever fixing bracket was modified.
Welding was performed on the left-hand side fitting sealing the smokebox where the steam pipe enters.
Two of the four support brackets for the grate within the firebox were welded into place.
The surface of the inner firebox was prepared for the remaining two support brackets.
A further coat of gloss black paint was applied to the sander pipes.
The front sander dome was fixed down, involving tapping out the fixing holes in the top of the loco's cladding.
Fabrication of the blanking plates for the steam pipes at the sides of the smokebox continued.
Front two mudhole door surrounds were fitted to the boiler cladding.
Both ends of the PMV received a black gloss topcoat. Focus then shifted to preparing the side of the vehicle facing the shelter for painting.
Continued work on the inside of the PMV, specifically, the side facing our shelter.