The tender is of the eight wheel design with a water pick up chute.

The frames have been water cut to obtain the profile and the first job is to drill all the various holes which I do by mounting the frames paired together on the mill bed with a sacrificial plate under neath to accept the drill bit going right through.

As the mill table movement is not sufficient on the X axis the frames have to be moved along the table to finish drilling the last set of holes for the rear axle and drag bar.