20: buttoning up the cylinders

With the steam pistons in place in both cylinders, it’s time to button them up, making the saddle/cylinder assembly complete.

Above: both cylinders are closed off with front and rear caps. Note also the driver springs and equalizer system are now in place.

Below shows the right piston (blue) inside the cylinder. The rear cylinder cap is also shown with gland packing detail. The 2 blocks welded on the cap will be used to attach the crosshead guides.

Extra: this view shows the spring and equalizer assembly. Fairly straightforward.

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