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Build Diary entries for December 2019

Here are the diary entries for this month. You can use the forward and backward links to see the next or previous months. Most photos taken before 2018 are small size. From 2018 onwards, most photos you see below will have a link to a full size image by clicking on the photo.

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Bogie Side Frames
09/12/2019
  Highslide JS
  We've now placed an order for the machining and drilling of the bogie side frame plates. The plates have been moved into the machine shop where they have been tack welded together prior to machining starting.
   
Machining Drawings
17/12/2019
  Highslide JS
  We are expecting delivery of our bogie castings in early February so our draughting team are cracking on with the machining drawings. Although we have reproductions of the original BR drawings, we are generating modern style drawings for our suppliers to work with. This is the centre slide for the front bogie. The pivot pin, fixed to the frames, engages with the central hole. The centre slide is free to slide left/right on the central bogie stretcher, restrained by the side control springs.
   
Bogie Castings
29/12/2019
  Highslide JS
  We've received news from the foundry that 9 of the bogie castings have now been cast. The picture shows the bogie centre slide. The pivot pin bolted to the locomotive frames engages in the central hole on the slide which will be machined to receive a bush. The centre slide is free to move sideways on the bogie stretcher casting, restrained by side control springs. You can see more details of the component here. The 4 circular bosses are for the lubrication adaptors. Apologies for the picture quality - you can make out the 8 axlebox guides in the background.