On Wednesday we were hoping to take delivery of the wheels but for various reasons they didn't appear so I spent the day with Jim Soper painting and drilling the last of the steelwork that I had collected the day before. At lunchtime Tony and John arrived from Ipswich with the dummy underframe on which the running gear is to be assembled. It was good to see them and various things were sorted out.
On Thursday Malcolm and I did the final machining and drilling on the steelwork and by lunchtime a nice pile of painted and drilled pieces had been assembled.
Also the two tie bars that will connect the bottoms of the axleboxes had been painted but not drilled. That will be done in Ipswich to suit the actual underframe.
Here they are propped against the door.