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I am waiting for some new 2mm milling cutters to arrive before I tackle the steam passages in the triple, so I decided to apply some finishing touches to the Bolton 7 boiler.
The aluminium castings on the ends were removed, and painted with a high temperature engine paint. While the boiler was in pieces I connected the steam exhaust pipe from the engine to the boiler chimney.
The before shot. The engine and its boiler are sitting on a mantelpiece in our living room.
It looks better with the ends painted matt black, yes? I suppose that I should have also painted the brass sides and copper boiler, but I really like those metal colours.