P.S. Waverley

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Mike Rometer
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P.S. Waverley

Post by Mike Rometer » Sat May 11, 2019 1:41 pm

A visit to the P.S. Waverley web page shows that her boilers are now extinct. They are quite obviously looking for donations. There is plenty of 'gum bumping' about the problem on other sites.

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Re: P.S. Waverley

Post by Bert Blik » Mon May 13, 2019 3:53 am

It Seems to me that the lifespan of these modern boilers is getting less . Her original double ended scotch boiler lasted 34 years wheras the last 2 sets only lasted 19 years each.
I do hope they find the funds to replace these as nothing in the world compares to that big Rankin & Blackmore triple expansion going flat out and the world would be a poorer place if we could only see these as a static exibit .
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