Most of the painting is now finished on the BG with just some touching up still to do. David with the small brush.
It was find your spot today with both the doors being attended too and the floor being painted in between.
The completed floor.
Next in line id the TSO 4614. This is progressing well with the most advanced section of the interior having seat backs fitted. by the upholstery department. Penny Jenny and John Hill.
Starting to look very smart. The first section of the carriage.
On the other hand at the other end of 4614 Graham stripped the old flooring ready for the new to be laid next week.
That done Davey was cutting back the varnished wall panels ready for another coat.
Des was actually applying the second coat in the north end vestibule.
You always need to keep you eyes on the details. A door without a bump stop. The carriage side was also with out a stop. Graham fitted both of them.
The doors for 4614 are progressing well with the next 2's panelling being fitted.
and Colin was busy making the saloon's double sliding doors
while Eddie was applying the new table tops.
while also making what 'appears' to be a very large non spill tea tray for the loco department.
Steve was busy making and testing more LED strip lights.
We could almost do with fitting them under here! Rex and Ken were final fitting the steam heat pipework under the green TSO 4986. Basically undoing all the joints to apply the sealant before tightening everything up.
John Hamer and Gerry were starting the overhaul of the bogies for the carriage all thought the full overhaul will take place when the carriage is in the workshop on some accommodation one.
The 2 sets of bogies got swapped this afternoon. When the pipework is finished the carriage will be lowered onto these. The inspection of all our lifting gear will completed. most of it was done today but with the carriage in the air the jacks couldn't be checked.
The other job in the barn today was Ken firstly fitting the captive nuts for the door handle on the north end of the BSK.
Then uncovering another old repair that will need more work on it.
Over the years since it was done our standards have gone up! Although the original repair has lasted exceptionally well.