Saturday saw another good work day. Unfortunately Kaitlyn did not make it out but Glen showed up & volunteered to climb into the firebox & finished drilling out the telltale stays & replaced the brick arches with help from Manley. All of us “full figured” guys were very appreciative that we did not have to try & squeeze ourselves through the hole.
All arches went in fine, all new except the very small side ones. During the week Eugene from the fabrication shop had been over & measured up for the new baffles. These are now in 2 easily removable pieces and made of stainless steel. Charlie & Irvon spent the day getting these fitted, should give us a long life
The next job is to re-fit the petticoat pipe and the screens. At this moment we have not decide whether to re-furbish the old or make new depending on time. We will make a decision this week.
During the week Norm painted the Steam dome cover, looks great. Carl had worked on the butterfly door and cylinder, we power washed it ready for painting & installing back in.
WANTED SATURDAY MARCH 15TH
Able bodied people to help paint, no experience necessary, on the job training available. We have lots of painting to get done, come on out & show your talent!!. Your choice of Black or White.
The work is coming along well. We hope to be in a position to test run within a month, depending on weather, snow melting, and coal supply.