Ashbury 21 has its first outing on the main line this morning. The purpose was to test running and the brakes.
A quick trip across the cob and back and then checked over, to see if there are any hot wheels, before going up the line.
It is now on its own bogies and brakes have been completed but there is still a bit to do on the body. We all but abandoned the carriage when other work came along and there was at the time little prospect of it getting bogies any time soon.
It should be finished sometime this year. Norman Bond.