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Monday, 24 June 2013

The Wagon De-bodied

  During the past week the wagon's body has been removed from its wooden chassis as the pictures show.   The body will be rebuilt like-for-like but with new ironwork and hard-wood boards.   It will look the bees knees, trust me.

Judicious jacking of the solebars has straightened out the fracture that had happened on one side during lifting at Aviemeore.   The bottom right picture shows where the break was - now barely visible.   The plan is to remove the top four inches of this solebar - mainly rotten, to graft in a hard-wood replacement and to bolt it right through vertically.   This should make for a strong-as-the-original result.
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