Letting off steam
It's important that we all let off steam once in a while. And that too goes for the County, as for any steam locomotive. Fortunately we now have the safety valve casting cast and safety valves made up. We already have the clacks so this is another component ticked off the list. It also of course gives you a good chance to see what is under the iconic GW bonnet.
These are now headed to HBSS in Liverpool for fitting.
As an Engineer myself, the parts that impress me in these photos are the safety valve springs. Winding square section spring steel without introducing a twist is no job for the amateur and these look fantastic.
Please do donate if you can. Every little helps us get to the goal of Completing the Set.