As ever, a lot of small jobs need to be done to keep the larger work online so here a few photos by Daniela Filová of work in progress at Darlington Locomotive Works:
Terry Graham and James Heginbottom drilling BR1 brake blocks.
Steve Wood performing an hydraulic test on the cylinder drain cock castings prior to machining.
Ian Matthews machining off weld on the handrail end.
The left hand Slide bar bracket ready to be inspected.
The tender base plate has been advanced to the point where it has been delivered to Crofton for Ian Howitt to pre-fit to the frames. It should be there for a fortnight after which it will return to North View to have the tank built up on it. Find out how to join The Tender Club here.
The tender frames start to come together at Ian Howitt’s Crofton Works – Nigel Facer
Although conditions are cramped Ian Howitt managed to build Tornado’s tender in the same space – Nigel Facer
Details of the spring hangers and tender tank brackets – Nigel Facer
Brake components ready for fitting to the tender chassis – Nigel Facer
The tender tank base plate at North View Engineering – Daniela Filova
One of the splashers built-in to the base plate – Daniela Filova
With the sump fabricated (in the space occupied by the water-scoop on No. 2001’s tender) the base plate was delivered to Crofton for trial-fitting to the frames at Ian Howitt’s works – Daniela Filova