Monday, 13 November 2017

Rear Drag Box work

Just as an illustration of what we are up against, here is a picture of the rear drag box area before we started the restoration.

The drag box area of the loco from above before we took on the restoration
You should not be able to see the ground below as there should be a half inch thick plate to stop you!  This has been completely eaten away due to coal dust and water forming a corrosive liquid.

The picture below shows the new replacement plate set up ready for drilling.

The half inch plate for the rear drag box ready for drilling. (Matt Holloway)

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