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Bogie Frame Plate Machining (2)
  Highslide JS
  All of the holes on the bogie frame plates have been drilled and reamed so, today, Sam was machining the bottom surface. Once that is complete, the final job is to machine the faces for the axlebox cut-outs. You can see a video by following this link.

The plan is to start riveting of the buffer beam on Friday 20 May.
Bogie Frame Plate Machining
  Highslide JS
  The bogie frame plates on the machine at CTL Seal for their final machining stage. Here are the team from CTL Seal and SSLC reviewing the machining instructions and drawings before machining started. The 2 plates have been tack welded together to ensure that they will line up precisely.
Preparing for Riveting
  Highslide JS
  Once the May bank holiday is out of the way, we are aiming to start riveting the front buffer beam area. All the components are in stock. Today we ran some final checks to make sure that the frames were parallel. We found that they were slightly tapering towards the front so the spreader bar was used to push them apart slightly while John uses the calipers to check the dimension is correct.