New tubes for Velinheli

4th April 2012

Although three of our resident Hunslet locomotives – ‘Lilian’, ‘Covertcoat’ and ‘Dorothea’ – will be steamed over Easter, our fourth Hunslet ‘Velinheli’ is currently dismantled for maintenance work to her boiler.

At present Velinheli’s boiler tubes are being removed. As the old tubes require replacing, they are each being cut in half and removed through Velinheli’s dome. Once all the tubes have been removed, our boiler inspector will be able to thoroughly inspect the inside of Velinheli’s boiler barrel and recommend any work required to it before new tubes are fitted.