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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by BillyReopening, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Out of interest what's the Stanier? boiler in front of the castle one off?
     
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    Hi GWR 4707
    It is Black 5 no 45491's boiler.
     
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    It has been twice referred to as copper in "Rail Mail" but I know no more than that.
     
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    Here is the view towards Loughborough station, with the 04 boiler on a well wagon. Lots of engines ready for work! DSC00349.JPG
     
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    Who's doing the boiler work now then, is it being done in house, or are Tyseley's engineers working on it at Loughborough?
     
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    I think that the GCR are doing the more of the work now, but it will still be going to Tyseley for the front tubeplate of the firebox?
     
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    Thanks!!!
     
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    Britannias have some copper stays in the first rows on the sides this is known as the breaking zone and is a standard item to replace every 10 years monel stayed up to a certain size everywhere else then copper is. Used
     
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    Thank you. There are some bright stay heads which can been seen on the front right hand side of the wrapper. There also appear to be a lot of new stays in the backhead, are these likely to be monel or copper?
     
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    Without seeing it I cannot comment as to what material they are
     
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    I have done a bit of digging and the price of monel stays is eyewatering. It seems to have gone up a lot recently.
     

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