With the rear half of the frames ready for wheels attention turns to the front end. The bogie will come out for overhaul at the same time the main drivers are installed.
Meanwhile by the container work continues on cleaning, checking and painting the hundreds of motion parts ready for reassembly.
Some parts reqire more cleaning than others, here one of the spring hanger dics is subject to heavy duty cleaning.
The copper pipework is all being cleaned in preparation for annealing. This process softens the copper preventing vibrations, which it is subject to whilst in use, from causing cracks to form in the pipes.
Is that green topcoat I see on the rocker arms? Is this a clue to the livery or a plot to fool everyone and actually it will go black..........
In the sunlight you could be mistaken and think we are overhauling an LNER loco.