It only seems like yesterday that the open wagon was built, however with hard use and a change of ideas on couplers it was unloaded and taken away today to be worked on. It should be back on the railway having been modified and with a new coat of paint and lettering! Watch this space for the finished item!
In the next photos it is shown in a local workshop making full use of a two post car lift to make it easier to work on. No pits required here!
And here is the newly made coupling plates that will provide a tractor pin point where fixed solid coupling bars can be fixed. This method matches the new box/guards van built last year, it will also couple to the existing wagons with ease.