Wednesday 21st September 2011 saw a coat of gloss black paint over the red oxide primer shown previously.
Lower front right hand corner of the boiler-free cab
Completion of the paintwork behind where the boiler will be located was the last (he said confidently!) preparatory task on the loco before the boiler can be refitted.
Lower front left hand corner of the boiler-free cab
I've been as thorough as possible in identifying all the things that would be rendered impossible once the boiler is in place. Looking at the photo, I'm wondering whether we ought to do the under-frame paintwork also.