','0','0','/uploads/timelineimages/67_DSC_1013LoRes.jpg','New deck in the boiler room','\$1
The new Upper Deck in the Boiler Room (which has had its first coat of white primer), the refurbished Ash Tubes should arrive & be fitted shortly in the aft corners.The Ash Tubes are the Air Vents which were so important for the boiler to work efficiently as it used vast amounts of air for combustion. In the days when Challenge was coal fired the ash was lifted out of the boiler room through the air vents to be dumped probably over the side. You can see the brown air vents in this photo.','0','1','/uploads/timelineimages/67_DSC_1016LoRes.jpg','Looking up inside the funnel','\$1
A view of the inside of the Funnel showing the new deck near the top, there will be a (recovered) vertical ladder fitted inside plus the Main Boiler exhausts, Generators exhausts & Domestic Boiler exhaust.
The time consuming & crucial task of shimming & refitting the refurbished white metal bearings to the, now in situ, Main Engine Crankshaft is proceeding.
The underside of the new Boiler Room Upper Deck (the wooden boarded area is where the new access ladder will go).