Ian was at Pickering today on training for driving on the NYMR, so I have been asked to step in to cover in his absence. There were 5 in attendance Bill, Trevor, Peter, Rachel, & Andy. It has been a slow day as far as progress is concerned everything was hard work.
The new small tubes that arrived Tuesday evening had been stacked up inside Deviation shed, this allowed one end to be annealed today in accordance with Marks instructions.
The last draw bar pin has been cleaned ready for NDT inspection which will now be done on Monday. All pins & links have been laid out in readiness.
The two new brake hanger pins made by M-Machine last week were fitted to the loco, as the pin size has increased the washers had to be machined to fit them. New taper pins for the brake table end collars were obtained from the stores & loose fitted to prevent them getting lost.
The new gradient pin bush for the front left rod has been pressed in & the rod fitted onto the front wheel. The loco will now have to be jacked up to line everything up, then all the end caps can be pinned on the left rod.