Attention has shifted to the tender bogie where some problems have been experienced. Many parts are not original with some items such as the axle box dust shields shown in the photo actually fabricated from wood. This is believed to have happened when the loco was originally set aside for preservation. Lukas Nel and his team are looking for parts with the original look or will fabricate new ones from the NG10 drawings we have.
The springs on the bogie have been pressure tested and the centre part of the bogie is being assembled. All this work is time consuming but necessary to complete the standard of restoration required.