Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Lots of Detailed parts are being fitted.
Come the early part of August 2009, and Sirapite has been slowly becoming more of a machine and less of a basic boiler and fire box unit. You will see that the Buffer beams have been fitted as have the running boards along side the wheels. On the upper deck much work has taken place in fitting the pistons (high and low pressure), the piston and connecting rods complete with the cross-heads and trunk guides. Work is in progress so as to be ready for the return of the crankshaft and fly-wheel which are being reground and re-engineered to bring them back to a truly 'As new' state' if not better. The work here is of such a high standard that this engine will last for well over another centuary, and with basic maintenance should provide fault free operation.