Brake hanger brackets removed from the frames following drilling out the securing rivets.
Parts of the spring, hanger and bracket are visible within the frames, as well as the pinned Horwich hornguide stretcher.
The four hanger brackets removed so far. Each is marked for its location. Those for the leading wheelset are rather inaccessible behind the cylinder back covers.
General views of the new dragbox assembly being built up.
The structure is bolted to the existing frames to ensure alignment when it is welded up solid.
It will then be removed, the wasted frame sections cut away.
Then the new sections and dragbox all bolted into place to ensure accurate alignment as the new frame sections are welded into place.
The new dragbox components in detail.
The Fund’s working parties have begun refitting lubrication pipework and checking that all piping, unions and non-return valves are clear and working, and oil is arriving where it’s needed.
Component parts, cleaned, painted and ready for reattachment when the time comes.
More component parts all ready for their time to go back on the locomotive.
Inside the boiler shop. Much marking up of the backplate is in evidence preparatory to cutting off the bottom two-thirds or so.
The rear support bracket for the back of the firebox is shown here after removal from the frame stretcher. which in turn will be removed ready for replacement in the future.
One completed Piston rod in the machine shop. The piston rods have been skimmed to give them a very smooth finish.
One of the Piston rods being machined in the machine shop.