False promises of a three week turn around by a Sheffield forging company claiming to make a shaft from billet turned out to be a pipe dream; six months of nonsense, excuses, failure to communicate and false promises. Eventually we gave up calling them. They are a disgrace to Sheffield and British industry.
A local supplier of traction engine parts is now on the case and making excellent progress.
In the meantime, we're shoring up the floor around the gear box.