The lads get back into the cleaning and painting of the cladding. Work on most of the small pieces has now reached the stage of undercoating with the final two large pieces of cylinder cladding being cleaned and prepared for paint in the shot above.
Meanwhile in the workshops the axle box pins were being completed. Here one of the new pins in being pilot drilled using a gash bolt in the T-link to keep everything centered.
After pilot drilling the pin is removed from the T-link and drilled to put a lead on the holes
The result: 6 new pins ready for the dished hole for the securing bolt to be machined in.
The last operation using a specially ground shaped cutter to make the dished locating hole for the securing bolt.
At last the six new pins are finished and ready for installation when the loco is rewheeled.