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June 2013 update

Further progress with the construction of the new side tanks, photographed during May and June. In a few months time we hope to have something looking more like side tanks to show!

 

 

 

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One of our refurbished toolboxes, positioned temporarily in its place on the new bunker. Photo: Tony Summerton

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Two of the tank baffles marked up for cutting out by Terry Howes using our plasma cutter. Photo: Tony Summerton

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And the end result, showing all six baffles - a slightly surreal sight! The three on the right are positioned upside down, having narrow bases. Photo: Tony Summerton

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Fabrication of the angle which goes between the inside side sheet and the tank base. This is the driver's side tank, which narrows to a mere 5" wide at this point in order to clear the vacuum pump. Photo: Tony Summerton

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The coal watering cock, newly machined by Carl Jones. The bracket enables it to be bolted to the left hand side tank where it protrudes into the cab. Photo: John Whitcomb

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An early stage in the production of the angles which attach the baffles to the splashers inside the right hand side tank. Photo: Tony Summerton

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The finished product, with the angles bent through 90 degrees and new flame-cut inserts welded in place by Dave Link. Photo: John Whitcomb

 

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