15th December 2009
The final completion of Coffee Pot No. 1’s extensive restoration is now only weeks from completion and Vince Allen is making terrific progress on the closing details of the project, having sweated (and sworn) to fit the complex cladding sheets fit (and fit so well).
Progress today can be seen in the photographs that follow:
Below: An aerial view with the smokebox lid (its not really a door!) removed. The cladding is readily apparent, complete with brass bands and some subtle pinstripe lining.