Statutory steam test today and 44422 passed with no problems.
The boiler will be put inside and painted with heat resistant paint and when dry the ceramic lagging will be fitted and the cladding then the boiler will be craned into the chassis hopefully next week.
When back in, all the pipework and the rest of the boiler fittings will need fitting and testing. The next milestone will be the steaming of the boiler when the loco is back together and a gentle run up and down the yard at Crewe to make sure all is ok before its transport down to Somerset.
Photos taken by Phil O’Ryan