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Even closer to completion.

We've worked nearly every day since the last update and the tram is now nearly finished.   The rocker pnels are fully lined and the number and garter put on each side, together with the other lettering and vinyls.  Much last minute painting has been done and various bits of mechanical work were completed.   The floors have been painted and for the next two days no one is allowed in the tram. Roger Mills of Hetherington Lamps deliverd the two lamps last week and these have been trial fitted.  They are now being painted and will be fitted on Friday.  The last pieces of the running gear, namely the guard irons and the horse hitch ahve been amde and re being painted.    Today we were finally freed from our close confines and in the afternooin we shunted up the line and then dropped back down into the other side of the workshop.  This remonstrated that the brakes work fine but need to release a little quicker.    All in all a very satisfactory few days work.   There will be no pictures of the completed tram releaaed until the festival of trasnpirt starts.  So if you wnat to see the tram in all it's glory come along to the Middelton Railway on Saturday Sunday or Monday this week.


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