As the country enters lockdown, here’s where the team got up to with the restoration before downing tools.
From a new battery box to riveting the coal door frame, there’s still plenty to do as the restoration continues.
The overhaul continues apace, with the electrical system, bushes and valve guides all receiving attention.
The new year is off to a productive start, with plenty of reaming, refurbishment and replacement.
The wheel drop is called into action in another month of progress.
The loco is starting to resemble a Pacific as the rebuild continues.
It’s a team effort to get the tank lifted to accommodate the frames in the next phase of the restoration.
Welding. painting and snagging are the order of the day as the restoration steams through the summer.
In the workshop, progress is being made on the historic locomotive.
The back end of the tender’s looking good as new and plenty of parts are now being test-fitted and tweaked as things take shape.
There’s grinding, painting, scraping and cleaning this month as the restoration rumbles on.
There might be water in the boiler, but plenty of jobs are still on the go as the painstaking restoration continues.