Following our online debut, good progress has been made with funding, the total now standing at a very pleasing £55.000. This means that we have sufficient money to pay for the complete engineering drawings package, and we’ve passed on the good news to Graham Morris and David Potter. When he has time to spare from his other pressing commitments, Graham will resume work on the boiler, and, in the meantime, David is tackling the unusual piston feature of the safety valves. More drawings will appear online as the arrive.
Graham and David agree that the overall cost of the project will be in the region of £750,000, as we originally anticipated. When the time comes, we will formally request them to take on the project management. While this will entail greater initial expense, we take the view that proper professional management will actually save money in the long run, and ensure that no costly, time-consuming mistakes are made.