Pipes

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Bending pipes.

6023's steel pipework had rusted through at Barry, and a copy set was made using patterns from 6000 King George V when in the old GWR museum at Swindon. Despite being copies, dozens of extra bends and cuts had to be made, as GWR pipes were vitually handmade - this was not mass production. Here a Propane/Oxygen torch is being used to heat a pipe before adjustment.

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