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17 February 2020 - The bogie cast steel stretcher has arrived from the foundry and is in inspection at CTL Seal. This revealed that there was a slight outwards splay on the "arms". The stretcher was returned to the foundry for rectification.
28 April 2020 - After rectification by the foundry, the stretcher was returned to CTL Seal for machining. Here the machinist is working on the centre slide area.
30 March 2020 - The centre slide casting arrives on site from South Lincs Foundry
30 March 2020 - as does the axlebox guides
30 September 2019 - The Automatic Warning System Receiver stay was manufactured by CTL Seal and is ready for assembly
14 October 2019 - These are the fore and aft frame stays fitted at the front and rear of the bogie frames.
21 April 2020 - Side Control Spring Spindle Brackets
11 February 2020 - Spring spindles in inspection together with the bogie pivot. Note the slight radius on the pivot pin
30 September 2019 - The pivot collar and locking ring have been manufactured and fitted to the pivot pin for storage. The pivot collar is in 2 halves. These fit into a recess in the pivot pin. The locking ring then slips over the 2 halves to retain them in place and is secured by a nut and bolt.
21 October 2019 - 2 Brass discs are secured to the top of the central bogie stretcher. Grease ways have been cut into the upper surface. There seems to be a lack of consensus as to whether the surface should be lubricated as Ferobestos pads on the bottom of the bogie bolster cups sit on these discs. E.S. Cox states in one of his technical papers that this interface must be lubricated.