Despite setbacks at the front of the boiler, with the need to replace the front tubeplate, good progress is still being made on the repairs to the firebox. This photograph shows work in progress on the repairs to one of the front corners of the firebox:-

Here, you can see how the new platework has to be fitted round the thermic syphon diaphragms:-

Work is also moving forward on the mechanical side of things. This picture shows a new gudgeon pin being manufactured:-