2005 - 2006. Conservation work: oiling; tender tank and coal space emptied, cleaned and repainted.
2007. Dismantling started, parts removed and stored, boiler lifted.
2008. Removal, fettling and storage of parts continued. Parts
of the boiler and chimney found to need repair, smokebox required scrapping and replacement, new one fabricated. Front tube plate removed, new one ordered from external supplier.
2009. Frames lifted, cleaned and painted. Wheelsets cleaned. Cab removed
2010. Cleaning and painting continued. New smokebox undercoated. Wheelsets sent to South Devon Railway for new tyre fitting. Cannon boxes and bearings repaired and repacked with grease.
2011. The South Devon Railway workshop
completed work on the wheelsets and returned them. Work started on the frame stretchers and hornguides. A rear dragbox drawing was obtained for fabricating a new one on contract.
2012. The South Devon Railway pressed a new front tubeplate and constructed
a new firebox backhead. Bluebell Railway workshop staff constructed a new rear dragbox. Work continued on the small parts. Bluebell Railway decided to fund boiler repairs, to be carried out on contract.
2013. The contract to repair the boiler was
let to the London and North Western Railway and the boiler was sent off to Crewe. After a stage inspection at Crewe in December, LNWR were authorised to complete the job.
At Sheffield Park, Bluebell Railway Workshop delivered the S15 locomotive 847 back
into traffic, leaving room to move Camelot's frames and wheelsets back inside, where work could be done under cover.
2014. By December, LNWR Crewe were ready to conduct the hydraulic and live steam tests on the boiler. At Sheffield Park, with shedloads
of space working in the shed, the frames, wheels, cylinders, motion and cab were reassembled.
2015. The boiler passed all tests in January and was returned to Sheffield Park. February to September saw a frenzy of reassembly, and painting by Heritage
Painting. The last month saw:
28 September, first steaming since 2005, and first move under her own power.
29 September, boiler was retested, and a new ten year certificate issued.
20 and 21 October, light engine running-in turns.
hauled the Society's AGM Special.