Images from the ten-year overhaul after 2005
Successful steam test! Camelot's safety valves lift, for the first time in ten years; January, 2015. P GIBBS.
Back at Sheffield Park, the repaired boiler is craned back onto the frames; January, 2015. T SULLIVAN.
The new ashpan is progressing well, the damper and hopper doors are now being fitted, and it should soon be ready for fitting to the firebox. 5 April, 2015. P GIBBS.
The injector steam valves have been fitted to the bracket on the fireman's side of the firebox. Some of the new boiler cladding is visible. 12 April, 2015. P GIBBS.
After a test fitting and adjustments, the ashpan is finally fitted to the boiler, 16 May 2015, P GIBBS.
Rear view, showing boiler in frames with some footplate brackets attached, firehole door in place and backhead cladding being bolted on. 31 May 2015, P GIBBS.
Side view, boiler in place with cladding, front section left off while riveting smokebox. 31 May 2015. P GIBBS.
From the front, looking more like a complete locomotive; sloping panel below smokebox is out to provide access for fixing down. 31 May 2015, P GIBBS.
Looking through cab floor, stretcher bolted in, firebox feet retainers in place, damper controls fitted. 7 June 2015 P GIBBS
The last section of the boiler cladding is in place, following mounting of the handrail stanchions on the new front boiler barrel. 14 June, 2015, P GIBBS.
Inside the cab, the rocking grate levers are in place and linked up, and the damper door mechanism and controls are in position. The first parts of the cab floor are being fitted. 14 June, 2015. P GIBBS.
Here are images from the heavy overhaul, 2005 - 2015.