7 of us ventured to Carnforth on Saturday. We had a mixed day with progress with the valve liner honing, completion of servicing the drain cocks, good progress with the backhead valve exam/servicing and reaming out a number of distorted bolt holes for the trailing wheelset hornstays (the new bolts for these have now been ordered).
All tender axlebox brasses were also removed and examined. Only the leading pair require any work (re-ending) which is better than expected.
On the down side I had hoped to refit the grate and put the trailing axleboxes back onto the wheel set, following completion of the contract work undertaken by West Coast. Unfortunately neither of these tasks were achieved.