On 27 March the frames were placed on the wheels. Subsequently, the brake rigging and slidebars were fitted.
Fenchurch's first movement since re-wheeling.
After fitting the brake rigging and guard irons.
The buffers used rubber pads as their springs,
but these were life-expired and a size now unobtainable.
Conventional steel springs have been fitted.
The slidebars fitted.
Most of the motionwork is burnished bright rather than painted.
The slidebars are aligned by measuring from a wire strung along the centreline of the cylinder,
using a depth micrometer.
Work continues on other parts such as the tanks.
The boiler cladding has received attention,
being welded where it had split apart.
This sheet dates back at least to the days of the original A1 boiler design,
as can be seen where the dome position has been moved.
The blanked-off holes to the right of the picture were for the forward-mounted injector steam valves on
the boiler it carried until the late 1950s.