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There has been a lot of progress with the "kit of parts" starting to come together hence this page of photos of Autotrailer 169 as on view during the West Somerset Railway's 2012 Autumn Steam Gala.
 
First an outside view from the driving end.
Auto 169 from the driving end
 
Trial erection of the second bay's timbers.
Timber frame for the second bay

The inner end has been moved back in place, it will have to be largely dismantled

Non driving end
 
A closer look at the driving cab framework.
Driving end framework
 
Looking across the cab with handbrake pedestal in place - and smartly painted.
Driving cab
 
An interior view with two seats temporarily in position and examples of some of the parts and the associated jigs.

Interior of 169

View from the saloon to the cab - and the Barclay saddle tank in front.

From saloon though cab

Detail of the roof hoop construction.

Roof hoop construction

Some of the team showing visitors around the autotrailer - many thanks for donations received!

Inside 169

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