All seats have now been fitted in the Wembley carriage and a first topcoat of paint has been applied to some of the exterior bodywork. The roof interior has been sanded down ready for painting.
Sena, 1091 and 'Justine' have all passed their annual boiler tests. Sena still needs to be fitted with a power brake so will not be in use until late May at the earliest.
Offsite, great progress is being made on Chaka's boiler, with tubes being fitted ready for expanding.
Our Autumn Gala dates are now fixed for Saturday and Sunday 4 and 5 October. It is intended to steam all available resident engines, with the visiting loco being Stanhope.