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New boiler takes shape
26th July 2012

The boiler is really taking shape now. Byworth Boilers Ltd are well on the way with the construction of the new boiler. On my previous visit there were only flat sheets of steel ready to be rolled and formed into shape. On my latest visit (25th July) the shell had been rolled and welded, the rear tubeplate has been welded into place and the peanut reversal chambers have been fabricatedandwelded to the furnaces.

Boiler removal complete.

The boiler has now been completely removed. Note the picture of the rusted and wastedrivets, evidence that it was beyond economicalrepair. The boil...

More news on the boiler removal

Today a crane was brought in to help with the removal of the boiler.The upper gun deck, the fore mast and the funnel all came off to gain access to...

Work continues on boiler removal

Final preparations are being made for the removal of Challenge's original 1931 boiler as some of the last fire tubes are removed from inside the bo...

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