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!
One of our refurbished toolboxes, positioned temporarily in its place on the new bunker. Photo: Tony Summerton
Two of the tank baffles marked up for cutting out by Terry Howes using our plasma cutter. Photo: Tony Summerton
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
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
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
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
The finished product, with the angles bent through 90 degrees and new flame-cut inserts welded in place by Dave Link. Photo: John Whitcomb