Well lots has been going on since the last up date. Firstly Bickmarsh Hall now has her own Facebook page. Why not take a look for all the latest updates.
Most of the plates for the loco drag box have now been drilled and trial assembly is well underway.
Some parts of the drag box, buffer beam and wear plates are now being trial fitted to the engine frames.
During the last two months several new plates for the engine drag box have been laser cut. Now delivered to site they are being drilled along with the new angle. We have taken the opportunity to thicken some of the plates from the original design.
24th April 2011
Work this weekend has centred on removing the running plates from the tender to allow a better assessment of the frame. We have also been removing some of the rust from the sides of the boiler that were previously inaccessible.