Front sandboxes being cleaned down ready for painting.
Dissolving 10 years of oil and grease off the sandboxes. At least they haven't rusted!
The driving wheel axle boxes have had new bronze liners riveted in place. The plates are then machined to give a perfect fit in the horns.
Whilst work continues on overhauling 7820 our running loco 3850 has not been forgotten above is the refurbished tender clevis rescued from one of the unrestored tenders. This will be fitted to tender 1761, which is currently running behind 3850, as the existing one is showing signs of wear. A straight swop will be quicker than removing the old one, refurbishing it and then refitting, thus ensuring 3850 remains available for traffic.
Lastly the refurbished (new bushes and grease nipples) weighbar shaft bearings ready for refitting to the frames with the shaft which will enable the inside motion to be installed after re-wheeling.