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Build Diary entries for February 2019

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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Stretchers inspected by VAB
05/02/2019
  Highslide JS
  On 5 February the work on the cast steel stretchers was inspected by John Graham for Wayne Jones and Partners who are our Vehicle Acceptance Body. The stretchers passed the inspection and John has signed the documentation. You can see that CTL Seal have been welding more plates into the bedplate so that all components can be accurately aligned.
   
Bogie Bolster Centre Pivot Arrives
11/02/2019
  Highslide JS
  here's a brand new, shiny bogie centre pivot sitting on the inspection bench in CTL Seal. The pivot is fastened to the bogie stretcher, fixed between the main frames and pointing downwards. This engages with the centre slide on the bogie. You can see that the main bearing surface has a shallow radius. This allows the bogie to rock slightly as it negotiates the track.
   
Drilling the Frame Keep Bolt Holes
11/02/2019
  Highslide JS
  The machining of the middle cast steel stretcher is reaching a conclusion. We have been held up by sickness of a key machinist. Here the bolt holes for the frame keeps are being drilled