Able Engineering (Midlands) Ltd
Machining, welding and fabrication specialists
On inspection by the GCR’s structural engineer the north end cantilever assembly was found to be in a badly wasted condition. Measurement of the original revealed differences in the length of the two sides of one inch and the various fishplates had been randomly drilled so that the rivets were not in line. Able Engineering fabricated a new assembly with a small number of original parts utilised. The new assembly was fully welded with 1100 dummy rivet heads welded into place so that the appearance matched the original.