Grit blasting the frame, after extensive cleaning, was completed on the 4th of September. Non destructive testing was successful and a coat of red oxide was applied to the wheelsets and the frame. Another coat of RO may be applied to the frame as further protection. We moved the gantry into place on the 14th to allow for the removal of the buffers and the completion of the frame clean-up. What lies behind them...............!
Alan in the space suit on grit blasting duties.
Expendable abrasive! Blasting shed would be an advantage!
NDT paint around horn guides. All good.
NDT spray - all wheels passed.
Frame in Shed ready for RO. 5025 as backdrop!
Side frames painted. Photo from pit on 3 road!
Inside & out with red oxide.
Frame protection and start of buffer removal - next blog!