On Monday 23rd March the newly grit-blasted tender tank was delivered to Darlington Locomotive Works, unloaded onto the Matterson jack spreader beams and duly mounted on the recently acquired and re-furbished accommodation bogies. All photos and video by Daniela Filová
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The tender tank has been finished at North View Engineering Solutions (NVES) and exhibits much flatter external panels than those on Tornado’s tender when it had reached this stage – it will now be delivered to Darlington Locomotive Works (DLW). Ian Howitt has made further progress in making small parts for the tender frames and Ian Matthews has completed filling and priming/undercoating the tender wheels. All photos by Daniela Filová except where stated.
Brake pull levers take shape at Ian Howitt’s engineering works – John Taylor
The tender springs arrive at DLW
The tender at NVES
David Elliott supervises the hydraulic test of the tender tank
The tender was then grit-blasted at NVES by Ian Matthews