In October we left the Bathgate Locomotive Works having made the base of the Lum. Since then, there has been a lot of hand filing, head scratching & careful machining to produce another fine piece of work. The addition of the Lum gives ‘Maude’ a distinguished look. Robert has copied the style of Lum currently fitted to ‘Maude’ which is a fabrication fitted in BR days. The original NBR cast chimney presumably became life expired & went on the scrap heap.
In pictures, here is the evolution of a Lum……
It looks a little bit like a Chalice from church!
Top casting from Reeves for ‘Edward Thomas’, a Talyllyn Railway locomotive. Next job is to turn the outside to the finished size.
Et voilà ! C’est fini