18th - 19th January
The 18th and 19th were two very busy days for Ryan, Liam, Rhys, Matt and Michael in the workshop. Mountaineer was beginning its overhaul, with its wheelsets dropped and its new tyre's being turned by Ryan. Rhys saved one of the old tyre's to make a clock which was then welded up and polished.
The next day, the tender was brought into the workshop and had its rear bogie measured up by Michael so new ones can be made due to the current ones nearing the end of their workable life. After replacing the bogie back under the tender and taking it back to the railway, Ryan and Michael lifted the boiler and knocked the majority of the tubes out in preparation for its inspection.