The pony truck should has been delivered to DLW. The manganese steel hornblock liners have been welded, after which the main pony truck frame was re-mounted on the horizontal borer at North View Engineering Solutions in Darlington to have the hornblock liners machined to finished size. This completes the fabrication of the three major components of the pony truck. In the meantime, Daniela is continuing to refine the FEA (Finite Element Analysis) stress modelling in collaboration with Ricardo Rail to produce the necessary supporting documentation to facilitate certification of the new pony truck design. All photos by Daniela Filová.
The pony truck crosshead at North View Engineering.
Machining the pony truck on the horizontal borer at NVES.
The pony truck crosshead.
The machined surface of the pony truck.