More bogie progress….

Well, its been a little while again – progress is being made though!p1010926s Here we see the latest developments with the ex-Nocton/Alston bogie. It is coming along nicely. The latest addition has been the ex-Ashover wagon coupler, which had to have a significant repair (straighten the shaft & replace the end thread & nut) before it could be used.

Having had the good fortune to find some original drawings, I had ordered a batch of new coupler springs. The first of these were successfully installed on the bogie at the weekend.

The partner to this bogie for the “mystery” project has now been completed.

p1010928s This is an ex-Ashover/FR bogie & is seen in Aurora Works’ yard, following its final coat of paint.

Currently I am assisting with the Moseley Railway Trust’s apprentice projects, so I’ve not been able to spend as much time on-site working on these projects directly when on-site as previous – many thanks to Mick, Terry & Alex for helping progress things.

I was once told in my day-job, that “there are always evenings & weekends”. Not sure they really meant this type of thing – but seems very appropriate!

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