4 of us went to Carnforth on Saturday where we had a satisfactory day. The loco's trailing coupled wheel set was prepared for removal (driving axle boxes packed, both springs removed, axle box lub pipes disconnected, all hornstay nuts "cracked", rear brake pull rods and hopper door linkage removed). Most of the parts removed have also been cleaned and stored.
West Coast removed the trailing wheel set on Monday.
There is another working party on Thursday to progress the valve liner honing job and to clean the trailing wheel set and axleboxes ready for inspection on Saturday.
There will also be the usual Saturday working party when it would be nice to see some "new" faces. We are still behind programme and we could do with good attendances over the next few weeks to try and get back on track