Work has continued on various parts of No 9. Alan French has completed the firebox doors, a trial fitting was done - successfully - and they have been gritblasted and given a protective coat of red oxide - although this will quickly burn off once the fire is lit!
Some rivets have been burnt out on the firebox jacket and once this has been completed, the top will be cut and removed to examine the crown sheet and stays. The chalk line indicates where this might be done.
We also did some bending on the right-hand trailing sandbox replacement and this will allow us to get on with the assembly.
|Dip in top of firebox above crown sheet visible.
|First rivets burnt out on firebox jacket or wrapper. Chalk line where cut might be made to remove it.
|Top of RH trailing sandbox formed in press.