The pre-fitting of the tender tank baseplate to the tender frames was completed at Ian Howitt’s works at Crofton near Wakefield where a total of 96 blind nuts were welded to the baseplate. The baseplate was then returned to North View Engineering Solutions in Darlington where the erection of the tender tank is proceeding rapidly. With the main components in place, Ian Matthews bent up the complex beading for the front edges and tank sides and started fitting it in place. Photos by Leigh Taylor and David Elliott.
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