We currently have a total of 24 frame stay and hornblock castings which have been machined (which we asked our contractors to store for us until Tornado left Darlington Locomotive Works as space there has been at a premium) ready to fit to the frames. Using some of the 1,065 driven and fitted bolts and self-locking nuts for frame assembly that have been delivered by Hawk Fasteners at Middlesbrough, these will keep the team busy until the larger fabricated frame stays start to arrive.

07141503 DLW 14 07 2015 Bob Hughes

The rear of the frames awaiting the drag box and Cartazzi frames – Bob Hughes

07141508 DLW 14 07 2015 Bob Hughes

The castings and Cartazzi frames are trila fitted – Bob Hughes

07141512 DLW 14 07 2015 Bob Hughes

The rear drag box in place, viewed from the front – Bob Hughes

07141513 DLW 14 07 2015 Bob Hughes

One of the many brackets now in place – Bob Hughes

07141515 DLW 14 07 2015 Bob Hughes

The first Cartazzi horn guide is offered up – Bob Hughes