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.
There's not a lot of progress to report on this week as we wait for a couple of frame parts to be returned from machining. On the inspection table today was the bogie pivot collar (in 2 halves) and the locking ring, kindly sponsored by a member. The bogie pivot is attatched to the bogie frame stretcher. When the bogie is fitted, the pin engages with the centre slide (see Construction > Build > Bogie) on the bogie. The 2 halves of the pivot collar are fitted below the centre slide and engage with a slot on the pivot pin. With the collar fully engaged, the locking ring slips over the top of the collar and is locked in position by the bolt. This securing the bogie to the main frames.
Buffer Beam Angle
Prior to establishing our base at CTL Seal in Sheffield, our parts lived in various locations up and down the country. Fortunately, we only managed to lose one item and this was the left hand buffer beam angle. With thanks to Alphaweld, a fabrication company based at Calver in the Hope Valley, Derbyshire, a new angle has been manufactured. The right hand angle can be seen in the right of the photo. The new angle will be receiving a coat of paint shortly.