Looking down from above, the rear drag box is now completely riveted into place.
A view from the floor level.
And from underneath, the steam brake has been fitted to its bracket.
Back up to the top where the refurbished reverser has been fitted.
A view across the top of the frames, in the background the lubricators have been refitted.
A view of the lubricators from floor level.
Looking up from underneath, the new running plate has been riveted into its place.
A view from above showing the new running plate. The right hand plate has been riveted into place, whilst the left has just been bolted on and awaits riveting.
A view from the same position looking towards the rear.
At the front, the smoke box saddle has been lowered into place. The holes into the front and rear stretchers have been drilled and at this stage should have just needed lifting out to clear the drilling swarf. However it will need further attention before this can happen. During the repair of this item, the sides have distorted, causing the frames to pull inwards when it is bolted into place. It will need shimming and further machining.
Four extra holes will be drilled through the frames and into the saddle, these are marked in the centre, between the exhaust port holes. This is the area where water has got between the frame and the saddle, allowing corrosion to force the two apart. On later engines, studs were fitted to the back of the cylinders which pulled this area together. On 5025 these will be rivets.
The next area to receive attention was the running plate brackets on the left hand side of the cab.