This year we have two boilers to make - Yesterday found the usual suspects in the shed for a full days Silver Soldering Session.
UPDATE: Second session of boiler making was held yesterday 27 May. No photos to hand of Peter's tube nest, but added photos of Rod's Boiler being worked on.
Peter's Baldwin Boiler - test assembled, ready to Silver Solder together
Rods Boiler - Test Assembled and ready for Silver Soldering
Peter - Turning the Steam Dome
20 May 2012: Two Boilers in progress. Steve and Peter work on Peter's while Rod and Bill make last minute alterations to Rod's boiler
Steve looks hot and its not a warm day!
Steve silver solders while Bill keeps the whole barrel toasty
The boiler barrel was rolled from flat plate, so it has to be joined.
Not much room in there.
Rod sets up his Tube nest while Peter assumes the role of Overseer.
Rod and Steve setting up Rod's tube nest and throat plate for silver soldering. My firebrick table allows bricks to be removed for jobs like this.
The AB's Boiler takes a lot of heat to keep it at the right temperature
Silver Soldering the long seam. The fire bricks help keep the heat in