Wednesday, May 31, 2017

More 40 Class Up-dates


      Photo 1. Chassis's in the process of being polished


Word from the factory tonight is that painting will be finished tomorrow (1 June, 17) and that assembly of the 40 class has already started. Photos 1 and 2 shows the assembly line at work with workers in the process of chassis polishing.

 Photo 2. De-burring and polishing.

    Whilst the assembly line is a hive of activity, across the corridor the Decoration Department is wrapping up the painting process. Piled high in areas around the assembly line specifically set aside for such purposes, are mounds of parts for the 40 class which have come from their turn in the Decoration shop and are now waiting for the time when they will be needed in the assembly process.                                              

Amongst the mounds of painted parts is  this one of 40 class cabs. 
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The assembly process will seriously get under way on the 1st of June with the completion of painting. Most of the components required for the 40 class are on hand but there are still some to arrive. Baring any delays in the delivery of these outstanding components the factory expects to be able to dispatch the 40 class in the first week of July. This should see the 40 class shipment arrive at Port Botany in the first week of August.
More updates later.

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