New brake blocks have been fitted to the middle and trailing axle brake hangers on both sides of the loco. This is a close-up of the Right hand side trailing brake block.
A more general view of the Right hand side showing both (somewhat rusty) brake blocks in situ.
Further work carried by the paid staff is on display here with the Right hand side slide bars temporarily bolted in position ready for final optical alignment and fixing.
This is one of the shims for the Right hand slide bars being machined on one of the company’s milling machines. This will go between the relevant slide bar and the big cast bracket (just visible to the left of the previous picture) that supports the rear ends of the slide bars.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the shed is the smokebox door showing the handrail after removal.
A recent arrival in the shed is the new lid casting for one of the mechanical lubricators whose existing one is cracked. This will be machined in due course and the four little slightly tapered cylindrical bits (part of the casting process) will be removed.
The Right hand side slide bars all fitted.
Angle grinding the running plate.
Drilling holes in the new running plate for fitting.
Another view of angle grinding work.
Drilling the holes in the running plate for fitting.
The completed work on the Left hand side running plate.