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.
The front cast steel frame stretcher has now passed through inspection and is ready for assembly.
Latest part produced.
The last couple of weeks have seen many of the small items required for around the Draw Hook area of the front Buffer Beam and also the Tender Buffer Beam being manufactured.
Pictured is the latest item, SL/BR/1128, Tender Draw Hook Compression Plate, Item 3. The part number SL/BR relates to the original British Railways drawing, with the BR part of the number indicating that the British Railways Brighton drawing office had been responsible for the drawing and the design of that item. The actual drawing SL/BR/1128 will show several items relating to the rear buffer beam and Dragbox, this being item 3 on that drawing.
Although not a large piece in the scale of the locomotive it does have an important job to do, as it takes up the strain of the trailing load behind the Locomotive's Tender adding strength to the rear Dragbox.