The Re-boilering of Baudot 8187


Day 1-- the initial boiler test

31st March 2010

Late in 2009 I had a new boiler made by WESTERN STEAM Model Engineers.

On 31st March 2010 I took the boiler to the MMES (Maidstone model Engineering Society) for a once over and repeat of the hydraulic test to obtain a 4 year certification rather than the 1 year as provided by the boiler maker. The testers when very pleased with the look of the boiler so all credit to Western Steam for a great boiler manufacture.

The test was past and certification achieved.

This now gives me, should I need it 4 years to put the boiler back on the loco!!!

UNDER CONSTRUCTION to be continued