Friday, 27 October 2017

Thursday - All the usuals doing the usual


Another big group in, 22 if I remember correctly.

In the Paintshop we were galloping to the final post with TSO 4763. One of the nice things to do with a quick refurb is tidy up the internal varnishing where possible, and this includes the internal door panels with Cheryl busy on the Malvern side of the coach.


Phil Salter was doing a bit more with the side lighting, while Paul completed the cleaning, including giving the compartment floors a wash.

Phil Jones did more painting, filling in with any missing bits as required. 

The next job was reinstating the grab handles, all of which went back on properly except one on the Malvern side where the internal captive nut had broken away. So it was off with the internal beading and panel to replace the nut, and while at it some new rubber draught strip was put on.

Inside the centre vestibule of TSO 4614 Roger top coats the ceiling.

Then it was back with Alan and rebuilding more internal window framing. 

Next door, Derek was back on the LMS guards van doing a number of jobs, including adding the external cab skirting. The van will have joined BG 81039 in the Paintshop after Saturday's shunt. Thank goodness a BG is only 57 feet in length, as against 63 feet for a MK 1 coach. That LMS van is VERY long!

Some blurred arm action in the Workshop with John Hamer re-threading a large bogie bolt, 

while Phil is wrestling with the large nut on the top of an electrical connector.

Moving into the Barn to find Rob Cory dismantling parts of the corridor connection on the south end of BSK 34929.

Captured outside this time, Tony and Pat were working on one of the Cotswold side windows of 34929.

Bob Slater was dismantling another compartment ceiling inside the coach. 

Further along Tony Barnard was removing two more window sliders. It's quite some refurbishment for 34929, with so many things that need to be sorted out.

New member Bryan Overbury was enjoying his second day in C&W, initially removing old studs from a section of metal window frame. Later on he was in the Barn helping John Hamer and Ken with the work on the bogies, and in his own words, loving it all!


In the Barn Ken primes one of the coil spring bases on the bogie.


Currently "the usual" in C&W also includes Santa prep, with Alan Baugh taking over with the reindeer on the Paintshop trestles.

While Malcolm begins painting the sleigh's white primed plyboard with undercoat. It was quite colourful by the end of the day!

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1 comment:

St Blazey 1925 said...

much good work carried out by all. And welcome to your new member Bryan. No doubt he will get more attention in picture form in the future and written in the comments - All good of course! Regards, Paul.