2013 Heritage Lottery Project

Funnel Repairs Completed


The finished job, painted by our Deck crew and ready for the first raising of steam, but before that, the funnel cover is applied to keep the worst of the weather out of the funnel and air heaters.





The second photo shows the detail of the funnel top and we have made a slight modification with the angled section at the top. This welded to the uptake, but not to the cowl and it is intended to allow differential expansion between the two and also, to reduce the amount of rain water that would be able to go down between the two. Previously, this was a U shaped section that had virtually corroded away.

Posted by Lewis Folland, Tue 17 Feb 2015