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October 2013 update

Further progress with the construction of the new side tanks over the last few months and beginning to look more recognisable now!

 

 

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The two side sheets for the left hand side tank, laid flat for drilling.

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The front corner of the left hand tank. The short but complicated outside angle is one of very few original parts being re-used; an identical new one is being fabricated for inside the tank.

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Fabrication of the angles which will support the inner side sheets. The cut-outs to left and right are for splashers over the driving wheels.

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The inside of the left hand tank under construction, looking towards the cab end.

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The cab end of the left hand tank, also showing the fully-drilled rear sheet of the right hand tank. The cab cut-outs are interim, leaving material which will be cut out on the loco with the cab roof in position, to ensure correct alignment.

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Not an art installation, but our recently-acquired boiler cladding – cut, shaped, now painted, and ready for fitting. On the right is the front side sheet for the right hand tank, awaiting its turn under the shelter for drilling.

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Alan Baines has been busy at home transforming surplus coach bolts into 5/8” Whitworth dome-headed bolts for the running plates.

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Our newly-refurbished vacuum release cock. Like all of the cab fittings, this will be stored securely off site until required.

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