Thursday, 10 August 2017
Tuesday - On target
Back to more normal numbers on the "quiet day" with just 8 in. However a lot was achieved overall and hopefully we are on target to get the DMU painting completed by Saturday 20th August. TSO 4763 will then come in and we start all over again!
Firstly on to progress with the BR Goods Van. Following the successful trial fit on Saturday, Richard has primed in oxide the lengths of vacuum pipe that have been cleaned up and made ready.
Richard cleans up the final section that has been salvaged.
All remaining effort was on W51363, with Stu and Maurice top coating the ceiling in the small passenger compartment.
When completed they moved on to top coating more windows. Just the door to the Guards/Luggage compartment remains to be done on which I later made a start.
I continued the top coating at the south end of the Guards/Luggage compartment with lots more orange, red and black going on. John Hughes later joined me.
Earlier on John lightly sanded the undercoat on both sides of the cab sliding door, before top coating the passenger side.
Richard Hoy was in after all as his cricket match had been rained off, so he top coated the upper line on the Malvern side. Just the bottom line remains to complete the lining out.
Stu moved into the cab to top coat the ceiling there, while Maurice began cleaning windows.
Finally Dennis reinstated the grab handles on the Cotswold side. No surprise that it was a tricky job as they had been quite tough to remove. Here he demonstrates a novel way of cleaning up the inset bolt threads while protecting the paintwork - a hole for the bolt has been drilled through the plyboard. He later went on to do the bolts on the Malvern side, testing each with a nut afterwards.
Report by Dave Clark