No 10 Avesta is nearing completion, the connecting rods has been fitted and the bearings has been shimmed to the right clearance – a simple rolling test was performed and as you can see it does not take much effort to get the loco in motion. All running gear has now been fitted and the locomotive is ready for a steam trial.
There has also been some progress with No 10 Avesta, she has been lowered on her axles recently – new lubricating pads (wowen in our own workshop on the special loom we have for this purpose) have been installed in the axle boxes. It remains to fit the coupling rods, side rods and the valve gear before the engine can be taken out fora test run. We hope that have her running on ”museibanans dag” in september