Another satisfactory week at Carnforth last week.
All lagging and cladding is now on (except for the boiler bands) the cab is on and bolted down, the hand rails are fitted and good progress has been made with the back head fittings and pipework.
West Coast have made a start on the new steam pipes - the pipes, as supplied by us, are now cut and tacked together complete with flanges and bosses and are in the process of being welded by West Coast's coaded welder. West Coast have also repainted the tender which is due to be lined out today.
Whilst we are making good progress we need a big push over the next 10 days to get the loco into a steamable condition.