With a projected completion date of mid-2019, the race is on to get our re-gauged South African NG/G16 class Garratt assembled and tested. A lot has been happening, so here's a snapshot of progress to date:
With most of the cladding fitted and sprayed, the boiler was lowered back into the boiler cradle and secured in position.
Work on the smokebox continues, with the fabrication and fitting of the spark arrestor platework, including table plate, and the removable sections to allow access to the tubes and superheater header behind. The smokebox front plate has been fitted and the smokebox door has been machined and will soon be ready for fitting.