Graham Bennett continues with the job of grinding the edges of the horn guides preparatory to setting up the K&ESR grinding machine which we hope will make grinding the faces of the horn guides easier.
Meanwhile, Brian completes the preparation of the Right hand cab side for riveting. Part of the ash pan damper controls can be seen under the cab to his right.
The ash pan damper operating levers from the cab have been retrieved from storage and carefully photographed as here to help with reassembly. Soon after this shot was taken dismantling was completed.
Now dismantled, the lever unit body and the four quadrants have received their first black undercoat. (The 12 circular collars are from the spring hanger mountings and were painted at the same time).
The two levers disappeared into the machine shop to have their pivots holes cleaned up and re-bushed by Dean Parkin of the paid staff. The white bags to the left of the lever unit body contain a variety of rivets for re-assembling the cab.
At the south end or front of the loco shed is our pony truck frame seen here in a mixture of grey primer and black undercoat. The frame is upside down to allow access to the underside for cleaning and painting with the pivot hole nearest the camera. Once the gloss coats have been applied to the underside the whole thing will be turned over for the top to be finish painted.
The other end or front of the pony truck frame on the same day awaiting completion of the black undercoat. Since this picture was taken the first coat of black gloss has been applied. (The partly red bar is actually a length of redundant boiler tube acting as a spacer when the new angle at the bottom [really the top] was riveted in place).
This shows the operating mechanism under the cylinder blocks for the their drain cocks. The main bar running across consists of three parts - one long bar in the middle and two short bars at the ends under the cylinders supported by three brackets bolted to the main frames and the stretcher between the cylinders all joined together by two collars as seen to the right with a split pin helping to hold it all together. (A similar collar is visible on the left). The shiny round pin in the centre of the picture is the lower part of the pony truck pivot pin which was replaced some months ago.
The Right hand cab side is now riveted in place and its associated door and vertical handrail have been temporarily assembled to check for any problems. The heavy piece of channel with the big holes in it supports the rear ends of the cab’s wooden floorboards and provides the mountings for the cab fall plates which cover the gap between the cab and the tender when the latter is coupled to the loco (three of the four nuts and bolts for one mounting are visible).