The front of FR 20’s tender has come back together now after a strip down for cleaning of the drag box and buffing gear. John Dixon is seen applying a coat of gloss black paint to the underside of the footplate floor last Wednesday before it was lifted back into position on Friday.
Phil Bell has been back underneath the tender to give the inside of the steps a coat of black paint.
We let Phil out from the pit on Friday and he is seen here with a selection of the brake gear for painting.
Even the brake blocks are getting a coat of paint, from John Davis.
With the footplate floor back in place, Roger has been removing protective black tape from the spectacle glass windows.
John has re-installed the hand rail stanchions and is seen fitting one of the top hand rails.
Fred spent all of Friday on top of the tender cleaning up the rear well with his trusty cup wire bush.
There was more progress on Fluff with undercoat on one of the wheelsets and some gloss black paint from John Davis on the inside of the frames.
Finally, Keith is hoping to go across to Embsay next Saturday and Sunday to undertake a washout on 5643. Please let Keith know if you can assist.