Just a quick update, today we fitted the hand brake column this included drilling a 4’ ½ hole in the timber floor and 4 x ¾ holes. As per usual we did not have any ¾ bolts the right length so 4 were dyed down and a split pin hole drilled in each. As you can see it’s very tidy up that end after Dave attacked it with a hover. Martin was busy drilling the holes out on the STD brake van so riveting can start sometime soon hopefully. The last 2 castings (as seen in the last update) for the sand boxes have arrived and will be machined very shortly.
Hand brake column fitted very tidy down there
Todays happy gang