The new longitudinal stays for the boiler were collected at the weekend complete with copper washers and nuts.  There are 4 of these in the boiler weighing approximatley 1 CWT (hundredweight or approx 51kg).  The end with the single nut is threaded into the boiler backhead and lock nutted whilst the other end has two nuts and washer either side of smokebox tubeplate.
The new longitudinal stays for the boiler were collected at the weekend complete with copper washers and nuts. There are 4 of these in the boiler weighing approximatley 1 CWT (hundredweight or approx 51kg). The end with the single nut is threaded into the boiler backhead and lock nutted whilst the other end has two nuts and washer either side of smokebox tubeplate.
Credit: Dick Bellchambers, 7 September 2005