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Before the floorboards are screwed down here is a last look at the extent of the new chassis timbers. Everything in the top picture is new hardwood except for the two pieces on the left. It was marginal whether they too were renewed but they were spared - mainly because they were originals and were the best of a bad set of components. They are seen in detail below. Each of the chassis timbers has now been topped off with damp proof course to help preserve the timbers from rot .
Had a visit today from the head of North Yorks Moors Railway wagon restoration team. He had a jolly good look and declared that it was an excellent restoration.