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Nigel Burbidge

    Thanks Stuart!  I do have a pillar drill and that made the chain drilling much easier. I must also invest in a piercing saw, especially if I am going to make a habit of this.  Bit of a one step back and two forwards last night. Having soldered the hornblocks in and added the wheels, I found I must have mis-measured somewhere as the loco was sitting too high on the frames.  A matter of unsoldering, filing deeper recesses in the frames, refettling the hornblocks and resoldering. Second go was OK. I then spent the rest of the evening shaping the compensation beams and testing them for height and vertical movement in the axle bearings. I’ll take a couple more photos of progress this evening and post them up.