Definitely no fire in the boiler today.
Last night the Trust Board agreed to Tom’s “option 6” and authorised him to get a firm quotation for design and build a replacement “barrel” for the boiler. The specification to include the boiler shell, tube plates and tubes, and to accommodate a “lift out the old and drop in the new scenario”.
So what’s the smoke all about? Glynn experimenting with his smoke machine no doubt.
Without the usual Tuesday machine, boiler, maintenance cleaning and lubrication duties, normally taking all of the available Tuesday work day hours, Operations volunteers assisted the Board by attending to the Engine House de-clutter and the relocation of the reception and cooking facilities to the Fitting shop. As members of the more senior brigade, we look forward to the day we can get back to the full time job of “parenting” the boiler and the machines, and leaving the Boards Job list to our younger volunteers.
The Engine house from the “other end”. Cooking facilities relocated to the Fitting shop.