November 27th, 2020

Engineering News 27th November 2020.


In mid October the casings and were removed from storage and moved into the workshop, cleaned and painted with primer. GER 789’s frames were relocated to the workshop, setup straight and level on stands. Meanwhile the cylinder faces were cleaned up in readiness for coupling together with fitted bolts manufactured for this purpose. Buffer-beam angles and frame stay angles have been made. Meanwhile design work continues and quotes are being sought for the many factors that are required to provide for a rolling chassis. GER 789 will look very different by this time next year.

Diamond stay aligned with frames. Elliot Powick

Diamond stay aligned with frames. Elliot Powick

Cylinder halves pending coupling and installation. Elliot Powick.