There was a big shuffle of the rolling stock in the C&W sidings today as 4440 was extracted from the back sidings ready fir collection. The restoration list is such that we would not get to work on this for a long time and it was felt better to send it to somewhere it will be restored in a much shorter time scale.
Ken and Kevin also got to extract some spear fencing for restoration. A project on behalf Building Services. We have currently hung the first panel from one of our hoists. It’s easier to get to both sides of it.
Being on the narrow side of the workshop it was a bit of a shuffle to manoeuvre it out and into the cylinthe main workshop.
James working his way up the end of the BSK in the barn We have removed much of the structural sections of this end of the carriage which has suffered badly
from a large hole in the roof which is still to be repaired. The hole should be round where the water tank filler is mounted!
The Malvern side ducket has been rehung on the LMS brake van. The scaffold tower was just the right height for Derek and I offer it up without the need to lift it into position. That would have taken at least 4 of us not so much due to its weight but there is nothing to get hold of.
In the paint shop George and Husain started on the first top coat working their way round the windows.
On 4614 Chris made excellent progress on the door liners for door 2 its now ready to position and fit the lock plate. a job for next week.