The upholstery team were very glad that during the week we took the opportunity to move all the new seats for the RMB to into the carriage. The rain made being out side undesirable. It wasn't a place for nice new seats.
So inside they made the most of it and completed the fitting of the new set of seat. This moquette has already been much admired by members of other departments.
With that carriage finished the team started on 5023; another carriage where they have a complete set of replacement seat already to fit.
Taking a seat of different kind Bob was working his way along the roof of the BG in the paintshop.
by the end of the day the roof was fully undercoated save for a little patch at each end where he identified some repairs are needed.
It wasn't just the roof that was getting attention as Martin and elsewhere\George was working on the Cotswold side
Indirectly this was another seat getting some attention. Derek was fitting the trim strip round the ducket windows on the LMS guards van. Inside the ducket is off course where the guard can sit lean back and look along the side of the train protected from the weather.
I have tried it its not the most comfortable of places or positions to sit in but it is preferable to standing out on the vans veranda to see what's happening.
Work on the China Clay wagon was continuing as Richard cleaned up some mounting plates for the timbers.
Paul was busy painting some of the other steel work with red oxide.
I think this answers the question of what the china clay wagon number is. Alex was back from university for the week-end and couldn't resist a visit.
He is studying dentistry. I hope he doesn't take any lessons in from Ken when it comes to tooth extractions. I suspect the pipe connector did come off in the end.
On 4614 Steve fitted the sliding corridor door track and door to the corridor connection door at the north end. he then had to remove the door again so that we can get the panelling varnished.
Try as we might its not always possible to get everything done in the desirable order. It so much depends on who is available at any particular time.
Still it is only takes a few screws to hang the door. The main thing is the track is in position.
The door hangs from a pair of brackets that seem to be rather short of. so John Osborn set about making a few extra ones.
That should keep us going.