|Original Cab-mounted Boiler Feed Pump|
|Strainer and Valve Housing by Water Tank|
|Bottom of the Water Tank|
|Coarse Strainer Housing|
However, since it was already broken, there was no harm in at least trying to fix it.
I heated the parts to red heat and quenched them in cold water to anneal (soften) them. Then I did the reshaping using a rubber mallet, a 4lb hammer as behind support and a broom handle about the right internal diameter.
I then silver soldered the pieces together as in the picture below.
|Repaired Coarse Water Strainer|