Yesterday, Thursday 6th December marked another significant milestone in the progress towards completion - the tender frames arrived in Darlington from builder Ian Howitt Ltd.
using a mobile crane the frames were lifted off the wagon and - very carefully !! - lowered onto the wheels:
safely fitted the tender is now in the works:
In the coming weeks the pipework on the tender will be completed, the air reservoirs (which can be seen on the left of the photo above) fitted and all made ready for the next major step forward when the tender tank is lifted on.