June 6th. Steve, Pete Cowland, Paul Wing and Colin assembled on the day and while Colin carried on with the construction of the nearside locker, Paul and Steve clambered over the main ladder section and started rubbing it down and managed to get a coat of paint on most of the areas tackled. Meanwhile, Pete carried on working on one of the other sections and completed the underside so that it is ready to be turned over for the other parts to be cleaned and painted. The locker is almost ready to be lifted onto the appliance to check the fit, it will then need painting and the alloy skin refitting and then it can be bolted on to the appliance.
June 23rd: Another successful day! while the others got on with rubbing and painting the ladders I carried on building the near side locker.It is ready to be lifted onto the appliance and the finished length marked and the last two panels made. It can then be painted and the alloy skin refitted and it can be fitted back on the appliance.