Three of us each day for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday last week.
Work included removing the regulator, partially boxing the boiler up and progressing painting of the loco wheels, frames (LH just about completed) and tender front.
In addition the ash pan refurbishment is now almost to the point where it can be trial fitted (just a bit of tidying up and drilling the holes in the new flange plates).
Working parties this week at Carnforth will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The first priority will be finishing the boxing up so that we can get some water in the boiler. As usual the company car should be available if required.
We are currently about two and a half weeks behind our "worst case" programme so we will certainly be spending more of the Groups money to pay West Coast to do work we could do ourselves. To keep this to a minimum please come and join us.