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Build Diary entries for July 2020

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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Bogie Stretcher Machining - Phase 2
  Highslide JS
  The bogie stretcher casting is now onto its second stage of machining. The photo is looking at the top face of the stretcher and the machining has produced the 2 circular recesses in the "arms". Brass bogie bolster pads fit into the recesses and are secured by screws with countersunk heads. The 2 pads transfer the weight of the front of the engine onto the bogie. During today, the casting was reversed on the machine bed so that machining of the other side could take place.