I was interested in the boiler inspectors work on Fred Dibnah's programme last night. Obviously it was only the steam test but it seemed very laid back. Not a mention of ensuring the safety valves would keep the pressure down with a full fire. But I liked Fred's use of the oats to cure the small leaks. I have heard they used to put potatoes in as well. Starch being a good sealant. I am sure he knew that using the boiler on the road would probably cause movement around rivets, we just didn't hear it on camera.
18 years ago