So it was a surprise that during the morning we had 15 volunteers. The main target was 25341 in the barn with Tony and Alex Caulfield continuing the filling and sanding along the skirt line
Following on behind John Hamer's riveting. John moved on dealing with the capping strip of the centre door. However, after several interruptions for consultations on other issues he ran out of time to complete the repair but at least he know knows how he can do the repair.
Bob Keyte diverted his attentions from the new workshops to deal another section of undercoat on the wall side of 25341.
Ben carried on from my start finishing the undercoat round the windows on the inner side of the carriage.
On the other repairs John Osborn assessed several small areas round 4787 and with James got stuck in to making a plate for one of the corners.
Andy Thompson was joined by Bob Mac cleaning up the inner framework of the bogies in the barn.
They followed on with the pressurised oil gun.
after some final sanding and red oxide painting Craig set about getting the skin back on one of the centre doors from 4787. Getting the frame trimmed correctly is a real art and several fitting are (and were) required to get the close fit needed.
Ken was busy sorting out a safe access method for the welders getting at the inside of the ballast wagons. Having sorted that he started drilling holes in the new crash pillar on 4787! It transpired that it was to fit mount bracket for the water tank filler pipe.
Chris and Nikki came in collected some tools and took the first train out to Toddington. The newly arrive DMU is to undergo its 'A' safety test. There are a lot of doors on a DMU to check.