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21 April 2020. A set of 4 boge side control spindle brackets. These brackets are bolted to the inside of the bogie frame and locate the spindle that goes through the middle of the side control springs.
27 April 2020 The bogie stretcher going through its first phase of machining
1 May 2020 A fine set of bogie frame keeps ready for assembly
22 May 2020. The bogie centre slide going through its stage 1 machining
22 May 2020 CTL Seal use a Faro Arm in the inspection bay to do a dimensional check on components after machining. The bogie stretcher is on the inspection bench after stage 1 machining
29 June 2020. The side control spring beams in the inspection bay ready to be moved to the assembly hall. The beams pass through the rectangular holes in the centre slide and the slots engage in te spindles. when the centre slide tries to move to one side, the movement is passed through the beams to the side control springs.
27 July 2020 - The stretcher is on a CNC machine for final machining. One job has been to machine the circular recesses for the bogie bolster pads.
27 July 2020. The axle box guides are being machined. 7 on the pallet, 1 on the machine
3 August 2020 - Axlebox guide machining in progress
17 August 2020 - Stretcher machining complete. We are now writing the assembly procedure for the first phase of the bogie assembly.