After an early trip out to replenish the Argon Gas supplies for the welding team, a job best done on a Thursday as the truck is more usually available, I got back to find Malcolm preparing to paint the roof of the BSK. The two sides are now done and the first coat along the top.
Its a good job the BSK is going into Chocolate and Cream, that means the roof is flint grey, because I needed the hi-build black tin of paint for the roof of the DMU which is where I was heading.
Under the BSK pretty well the only evidence of Richard Bates was 2 feet protruding from under the battery box. He was taking the opportunity of a nice seat, one of our PADDED kneeling pads, to do some rewiring of the charging circuit for the carriage.
Tony, and yesterday Pat, were busy removing and cleaning up various sections of the window trim from the BSK These will be stored while we work on the floor several sections of which will need replacement.
Back in the workshop the top coat painting of the ceiling of 4614 has started. As is the process for this carriage Bob starting at the south end.
That process has moved into the north end as far as the window refitting goes. Ron and Alan mark up another section of window trim ready to hold the glass in place once they put it in.
By mid afternoon Dave declared enough and Richard and he started on the taping up of the Cotswold side. Richard even managed to get the paint out, a dark grey undercoat first.
Elsewhere the two Brake vans were both getting attention. With the rain falling Paul took cover in the barn to clean more steel work removed from the Van in the yard.
while in the workshop Derek started sorting out the lengths of timber for the Malvern side of the LMS brake van.