The Gelert Trust
Registered Charity Number 1171674
Rustenberg Platinum Mines No. 4
When Gelert came out of service for its 10 year overhaul in 2013, it was known that some fairly extensive work was required, after years of sterling service, in addition to fitting the new boiler, and following consultations a schedule was compiled in 2013 outlining these.
This involves dismantling and reassembly/fitting new boiler and associated works, new smokebox, repairing corroded platework, particularly around the bunker area, frame strengthening and making and fitting dragboxes, modifications/machining left hand crosshead, replacement/modification of a significant amount of life expired and/or substandard pipework.
Estimates and quotes were discussed with several contractors, and following discussions, Gelert was scheduled to be moved to Statfold Barn at the beginning of April, and the boiler to be transported from Newton’s in Derbyshire about the same time. Photos and news of progress will appear here as they become available
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