The cab and bunker of steam locomotive Wb 299 have received a lot of attention over the past couple of months. The bunker side sheet has been fitted on the fireman's side, complete with original footstep. The bunker front sheet has also been fitted, along with steel angle framework for the raised cab floor and bunker support. An original strengthening plate is in place below the rear cab windows, providing key reference points for bunker support angles.
The cab board is in place under the cab and bunker, comprising two sheets of 44 mm thick marine plywood, on a timber support frame. This provides a stable surface to locate, true up and fix the cab and bunker. The cab board will eventually be mounted on the locomotive, sitting on the main extension frames, rear headstock and steel angle subframe. These items are next on the list for attention.