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Various avenues were explored for a repair to the cylinder, but in the end the bullet was bitten and a new cylinder is to be cast.

This is a project of quite fiendish complexity, since the casting contains a valve chest, a cylinder bore and various internal passages allowing steam to flow and move the loco.

In the meantime, should you own a Joffre and want to cast a RH cylinder off the pattern, get in touch here.

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