I am pleased to report that the wheelsets with new tyres fitted, have been received at Barrow Hill.
There is plenty of prep work to do on the loco before 40145 can leave the depot wearing its “new boots”.
However, it is good news that the fitment and profiling has now been completed.
The down side is that we now have invoices to pay for their fitment and for their transportation that amount to £30,000..
Further invoices will be received in due course that relate to the various amounts of prep work, welding and the use of the HNRC jacks that have been undertaken so far and will continue to occur over the coming weeks.
Any help that you can all give relating to financing the work will be much appreciated !