SUMMER 2009 UPDATE

All photography by Iain AH Smith

Billy making up the new work bench.

Heating up the rear buffer beam to straighten it out.

New shaft for valve gear manufactured courtesy of Smiffy's mate.

Tender handbrake screw and block. Many thanks to Alan Pumfrey in Dubai for this.

Broken blower ring

Repaired blower ring after welding and machining.

The driver's side frames, showing gradual progress of stripping, cleaning, priming and painting operations.

Steelwork for new engine cab, rolled to shape and primed, ready for cutting and match drilling. 

Ian, Glen and Aaron dismantling the valve gear. 

Partially dismantled driver's side valve gear.

Aaron and Billy stripping the driver's side die block. 

The chimney, cleaned down and primed.

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The Carmyllie Pilot Company Ltd 2009