other work carried out this week includes the mounting of the side bearing cups on the front bogie mounting beam.
The rear frames have been cut and profiled for welding, waiting for the new steel to be delivered.
At the front the new buffer beam has been trial fitted.
The buffer beam support brackets, tacked in place for drilling.
Nathan and Tommy cleaning up the axle journals, prior to the trial fitting of the axle boxes.
A driving axle with an axle box fitted. At this stage everything is trial fitted so as to get all of the dimensions correct. These boxes will probably be trial fitted at least three times before the final fitting.
Alan preparing a tender axle box bearing for white metaling.
A closer view of the axle bearing preparation.