Today was the scheduled day for training a new group of roof painters. With the new group now certified in the use of the high wire safety system and harness we can now share the task around.
It hard on the knees when you get on top of a carriage unless you adopt Bob Mac's approach and sit down. The training is good timing as the roof of TSO 4986 is in need of scrapping, priming and painting (2 coats).
Its a bit of a walk to test fit the new pipe. Ok in the sunshine
However, some one left the windows open on 4986 which had been temporarily shunted out side when it started to rain! Paul heading out to shut the windows. The Broadway blog mentioned getting the edge of some rain, we got the main event!
Fortunately, for some, the shunt was already complete. The team were able to swap 4 vacuum cylinders and when the rain stopped the reverse shunt was done returning the TSO 4986 to the barn road.
Another odd job. We definitely don't use this sort of lamp in the carriages. Apparently some mounting brackets are required for, we presume, the Tim Mitchell building. One for the welding team then, the lamp being a sample to get the bracket size right.
Another of the debates that happen when you are all volunteers. What colour shall we use for the table tops in 4614 then? We have far more opinions than represented by this colour chart!
Progress on 4614 is reaching a number of milestones. John Osborn cutting the last section of new metal for the body skin
while Steve was completing the new panel work in the main saloon. Along with the windows and first set of window trims and all the door hinges being completed last week that's some major landmarks reached.
So BSK 34929 is getting more attention now. Ken removes the toilet window as the Z section steel work supporting the frame needs attention.
After the water test Phil Salter is now working on repairs to the cisterns from the carriage. A complete overhaul of these tanks is becoming our standard regardless of leaks.
Also reaching the end of works being carried out is the DMU. Phil Jones applying the top coat of white paint to the ceiling.
while Ainsley is still finding some finishing work to do in the guards area.
and finally some firm standing in the south end veranda of the LMS Guards Van in the workshop. Most of the bolts are now also in place on the Malvern side planking.