Friday, 8 September 2017

Thursday - No Brakes

 

There has been a concerted effort today to remove more of the old air brake system from the Green TSO. We now have a steadily increasing pile of removed parts.
 
With the pipe work out of the way from the north end to past half way we made a start on fabricating a new central steam heat pipe. This and the vacuum braking system was removed when the carriage was converted to electrical heating along with the air brakes.
 
We were successful in creating a pipe run from the north and all the way to the centre of the carriage.

The other big job of the day was to remove the first pair of springs from this bogie. You need the big air clamps for this job.

With one off  John and Ken moved on to do the other side.

Set about removing the varnish from these section of trim from 4614 paint stripper first then on with the sanding by hand.

No ukulele in sight but Tony and Pat were busy cleaning windows

prior to refitting it to the BSK. Then it was on with the interior trim.

Derek refitted the last of the hand rails to the exterior of the LMS brake van and almost completed the floor in the north vestibule today Its ready for some section to get painted. In deed Bob did paint the ceiling al through the van today.

At various time today there 6 sanding and rubbing down the paintwork on 4763 in the paintshop.
Richard happened to get in the way of the camera.


The stuck coupling link mentioned the other day is starting to be unstuck. We now have some movement in all sections all be it not a lot! We have left it soaking in a well known easing oil until Saturday.

2 comments:

St Blazey 1925 said...

Great things were achieved today it seems. However, would it not have been easier to paint the LMS brake van exterior to top coat before applying the hand rails? Regards, Paul.

The C and W Dept Blog of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway said...

No. it's a question of drilling the bolt holes in the right place not putting the rails on as such. They are only loosely bolted not fitted.