The LMS Patriot Project has sent RailAdvent a further update on the progress being made on steam locomotive 5551 The Unknown Warrior.
Progress has continued in a number of areas, with work starting on the new fittings for the cylinder covers.
Discussions have continued with Riley and Son over the wheelset reassembly after weld repairs were completed.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, delivery of the axle material for the second wheelset has been delayed coming from South Africa.
Heritage Boiler Steam Services has continued to tool stays on the boiler for the locomotive.
Finally, the intermediate buffer housing and rear drag box top plate for the tender have been fitted by Leaky Finders. Additionally, the rear buffer beam has had a successful trial fitting.
If you would like to become a member of the LMS Patriot Project or to donate towards the construction of 5551 The Unknown Warrior, please visit the LMS Patriot Project website.
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