The Diary of the Re-building Baudot 8187

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Day 10 -- Made up automatic drain cocks

The Steam test has been booked for Wednesday 28th Feb 2007. The result will be published on the web ....of course !!!

Automatic drain cocks for the cylinders. No way of testing that they will work until the loco is in steam !!!

They are in three parts the top threaded part is silver soldered to the body and the body closed off with a 1/8" rustless Ball Bearing inserted by the small bolt.

After fabrication they were pickled in vinegar and then polished by a small wire brush.