Did you know? Tanfield Waggonway was 4' gauge; Hawks Waggonway (Gateshead) 4'3"; Wylam Waggonway used 5' gauge; Willington Waggonway 4'8", hence Killingworth Waggonway 4'8" & from there the Stephensons' influence spread to Hetton, the S&DR, the L&MR, across Britain & the world.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Progress on 49's Boiler

The photos below showing fitting of crown stays to 49's boiler at Newton's were taken on Tuesday 30 January & are courtesy of Richard Charlton.
Showing roof stays with nuts attached
Running a tap through the threads ......
..... & fitting a stay
The boiler in position to facilitate work
A close up of stays
The flue tubes are fitted & beaded over
The photos above are courtesy of Richard Charlton.

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