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Work on the Toad has been progressing the removal and replacement of corroded steel
In and around the sand and ballast boxes at the cabin end. The top edge of the steel
side walls have been modified in an attempt to stop water ingress. Construction of
the new sand boxes at the veranda in progress. First section of the brake gear overhaul
has been completed.
View showing the corroded steel removed
View inside a sand box
View showing new steel work in place
Views showing the old top edge of the steel side walls in process of removal and
replacement edge construction.
Views showing the progress of new sand box construction
Views of one part of the refurbished brake gear
And the lamp bracket has been attached
Due to the team helping out at Kidderminster in the week work on the Toad is only
occurring at weekends.
The ballast in the Van has now been refilled. The frame steel work on the outside
of the van has now been reconstructed. New coupling hook guide plates have been fitted
along with the coupling hooks at both ends and the buffer stocks at the van end refitted.
Refilled ballast box
View of the new Veranda sand boxes
Veranda end coupling fitted
Van end steel work completed, coupling hook and guide fitted along with buffer stocks.