Hey Clive – can you take a photo of that oiler over there?
Here is the result……
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The failed section of exhaust steam pipe was removed on Tuesday and the new section lifted and fixed in place. Work continues on fitting the approriate props to support the pipework. External repairs, including replacing the damaged guy stays is scheduled within the next two to three weeks.
Work and open day today, included a hazard identification exercise. Tuesday work/open days provide an opportunity for our volunteers to socialise, and “gas” about common themes. However, with a lifetime of work experience behind us, and with increasing exposure to the public, we are also very conscious of the need to provide a safe visitor experience while at the same time maintaining maximum authenticity. In the picture Tom and Bob are investigating the appropriate elimination, isolation or minimisation of a tripping or falling hazard.
Today contractors provided a “cherry picker” elevated work platform to allow an inspection of the vertical section of the exhaust steam vent. While the decoration is extremely corroded, structurally the vent remains sound.
Open day yesterday, and we ran some tests on the boiler feed-pump motor. This allowed us to steam up – not a usual Tuesday event.
DCC consultation project organiser Emma O’Neil and assistant Rowan visited this afternoon to plan for the “DCC South Dunedin Retail Centre Strategy – Issues and Opportunities Consultation” open day event, to be held at the museum on Wednesday 12 May.
Our contract inspector checked out the traction engine for its annual boiler certification.