Work on the regulator valve is now approaching completion. This item allows steam into the cylinders from the boiler. Both the shiny and blue faces have been machined and then hand-scraped so that they mate together. This item is required in Norfolk soon to allow the completion of the boiler work. Photos M. Staniforth and A. Alder
Another item required are the safety valves which allow the steam to escape when the pressure reaches its limit. These were overhauled and had new components fitted. They have been posed next to the whistle. Photo D. Skinner.
Both items will enable testing of the boiler to commence when our contractor in Norfolk is ready.