In the pit beneath 7820, the linkage from the vacuum cylinder to the adjusting barrels has been connected to the leading brake beam compensating gear and the pull rods between leading and intermediate brake beams fitted. The picture is taken from beneath the trailing axle.
Some filling of pitting inside the cab will ensure a good finish.
With the return of the boiler now imminent, the opportunity was taken to test fit the bolts securing the boiler expansion plates. The nine tapped holes in the frame can be seen from beneath the running plating and the outline of the expansion plates visible around the tapped holes.
The nine bolts were fitted to both sides of the locomotive, a task not helped by the fact that although the bolt threads were all identical, the hexagon heads were of different sizes, 7/8"W and 11/16"W.
A view looking forward on the fireman's side of the locomotive as a multitude of tasks are completed to move the locomotives completion forward
Attention is given to the paintwork on the smoke box ring as the smoke box will shortly be removed to re-unite it with the boiler.
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