To develop, build and operate an improved Gresley class P2 Mikado steam locomotive for mainline and preserved railway use

Ian Matthews sets up the leading brake stay – David Elliott

Remarkable progress – all the major frame stays in place – David Elliott

Ian torques a nut on the last major stay to be fitted – David Elliott

Ian knocks home the last (for now) driven bolt – David Elliott

In other news, the beading on the smoke lifting plates has been fitted – David Elliott