I have just received my January 17 copy of Roundhouse. It contains nearly 6 pages of text and 16 photographs of the boiler repair. It is a fairly comprehensive report on the progress and decisions made in relation to this work. Of interest is the decision to revert to a riveted firebox so the boiler, when complete, will be 'like new'. I think in the light of this information, and that contained in the previous issue, the comments made in relation to secrecy of the boiler overhaul would have to be described as inaccurate.
Also in the same issue are reports on progress of several other steam loco repair works. All in some detail and with photographs.
I think the Transport Heritage NSW have done as well as is possible with keeping members aware of what is happening.
I am very pleased to hear this. I will be interested to read the article, particularly because it will be authoritative and accurate.
A plea to all enthusiasts - read what's written; accept that there's still some time to go; don't speculate and spread rumours, just relax and enjoy the feeling of anticipation about the loco's return.