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Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust

Hunsbury Hill Road, Camp Hill, Northampton NN4 9UW. Tel: 01604 702 031

30 May 2017

Bad news on the boiler

Submitted by Colin

Now for the bad news on the boiler.

You may recall the film Apollo 13 when just following the explosion Flight Director Gene Kranz asks Flight Controller Si Liebergot " so what have we got on the space ship that is good?" Si swings around in his chair, looks at Kranz and says "I'll get back to you Gene!"

Well it is rather like that with the boiler. The tube plate was new 25 years ago and never fitted and apart from that we can save the front angle ring, the top half of the throat plate and the crown plus the cast bases for the manifold and steam dome.

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