Through the Xmas and New Year
break on 2003 a large gang assembled at Boston Lodge and not only built a
set of tanks for Merddin but they did a set for Earl of Merioneth as well.
As the job progressed the story
was told in daily web updates produced and uploaded from Boston Lodge
generating a real sense of anticipation as the gang were up against a tight
The reports are reproduced here
as they were posted at the time
The mission was to
build two sets of tanks. One set for Merddin and a set for the Earl for
All four tanks were
completed as far as needed to get them of the jig. Merddin's were progressed
a but further and fitted on the engine.
The 2004 task is to finish them!
As the job
progresses links to news pages will be posted here
Are the tanks finished?
Not by a long way.
The set for Earl of
Merioneth have been painted in primer and will be stored until they are
needed for that engine.
The set for Merddin need
a lot of work doing to finish them. The drivers side tanks still need a lot
of welding doing to them to complete them. The fireman's side tank needs the
internal and external painting completing before they can be finally fixed
to the engine and the fittings applied