Cladding & Lagging
Further work has been needed from our volunteers to bring the surface to a condition suitable for obtaining a good paint finish. Each sheet is being given 3 coats of paint on the boiler side and 4 coats on the outside, the last being the first in top coat. We fully expect the sheets to be damaged during fitting but it is best to get as much protection on now as possible. Getting the cladding sheets ready to fit – which is ongoing work – has involved many hours of work from a small team who have worked very hard.
The first rings of lagging, fitted at the smokebox end of the barrel, were fitted on the last day of work before the enforced pause.