On Saturday 19 January No.6024’s tender, No.2425, took another big step towards completion with the final fitting of the tank to the chassis in the workshops at Highbridge. This follows on from its rewheeling and subsequent independent inspection in late 2018.
Much work remains to be done before the tender can be moved to Minehead to join the engine. Just some of the tasks remaining are:
- Bolting the tank to the chassis, it was previously riveted.
- Fitting numerous smaller items such as toolboxes, hoses and footplating.
- Lots of painting with final painting to be undertaken at Minehead.
- Significant electrical wiring which is probably the biggest remaining task and one which could not progress until the tank was fitted.