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 steel work that I had collected the day before. At lunchtime Tony and John arrived from Ipswich with the dummy under frame 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 steel work 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 axle boxes had been painted but not drilled. That will be done in Ipswich to suit the actual under frame.
Here they are propped against the door.