The restoration of timber removed from the window surrounds continues to progress and is approaching completion. The pieces which go each side of the main windows (all 34 of them!) have all now been stripped, sanded, treated and revarnished (4 coats). The final window, from the toilet compatment, is also nearly there and is at the final, varnishing, stage.
With the woodwork task almost complete, attention has turned to cab components. The throttle controller, gear controller, speedometer, engine tachometer and handbrake have all been dismantled and overhauled where required and will have their visible parts shot blasted and powder-coat painted before being reassembled. Additionally other parts including the train "half light" switch, deadman's button, cab light switch, porcelain cab light surround and buzzer switch have been dismantled, cleaned up to their former glory and reassembled.
Work is currently focussing on restoration of the fibreglass housings which hold the four driver's gauges, which are quite dilapidated with corners missing, untidy holes drilled through them and thick paint overpainted.