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Build Diary entries for February 2018

Here are the diary entries for this month. You can use the forward and backward links to see the next or previous months. Most photos taken before 2018 are small size. From 2018 onwards, most photos you see below will have a link to a full size image by clicking on the photo.

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Casting of Bogie Wheel
  Highslide JS
  In February, the bogie wheels were cast at the Boro Foundry in Lye, West Midlands. Here you can see one of the wheels which has been broken out of the mould. The vertical "turrets" are the risers which allow molten metal to be poured into the mould and for the gasses to escape. These risers will be removed by the foundry.

Very special thanks to the donors who made the casting of the wheels possible, to member Roger Bates for his sponsorship and appearance at Boro Foundry, to Nick Norton, MD of Boro Foundry and to Sam, Works Manager, for facilitating our visit and making us most welcome.