With the current Coronavirus lockdown, our scheduled working party had to be cancelled.
However, LMS are continuing to operate with key workers during the lockdown and observing strict isolation working practices, our technical Director Andy has been able to complete some limited work on the loco.
So far, Andy has constructed the new pony truck pivot frame stretcher and machined the four new frame stays. Over the coming weeks, he is hoping to complete more work on the pony truck. When the horn faces are machined flat, Andy can then measure up and start matching the axle boxes.
Hopefully, once restrictions are lifted, we can get another working party arranged and hopefully, with the work Andy is still able to do, we will not be too far behind our original schedule.