I am pleased to say that hydraulic and steam tests of the throat plate repair and the annual insurance hot exam have now been satisfactorily completed.
The hydraulic was carried out on Wednesday and the steam test yesterday (the original plan had been to do these last week but they had to be postponed). Many thanks to Mike Bloomfield and Ashley Moore who joined me for the hydraulic and steam tests, both of which were carried out in very cold and wet conditions. Fortunately, despite our worries about not being able to get back over the Pennines last night our journey home was uneventful.
I hope to be able to advise of the date for the move to the NYMR shortly. Many thanks to all who have offered to be involved in this - I will be back in touch as soon as the date has been confirmed.