We are delighted to be able to bring you an update on progress on 4561.  It’s been a long and very quiet year, whilst Trustees work through some issues with the loco and it’s boiler. However, work on the chasis components has been continuing at Williton all year and we can now bring you some images and updates, courtesy of Matt Healey.

We would also like to pay tribute to Mike Johns who advised the WSRA team for many years and also supplied the words and images for this blog.  Sadly, Mike passed away recently. May he Rest In Peace.

Words and pictures by Matt Healey

Pony Truck

These two images show the first pony truck axle box set up on the horizontal borer for machining of the axlebox horns. 

The second pair of images show the first of the two pony trucks to be re wheeled.