Friday, 3 November 2017

Tuesday - And we start all over again

Just 9 of us in with all bar John Hamer working on BG 81039, the current brake coach from the 3rd Rake. With just 5 weeks to go, we soon got cracking and by the end of the day had made quite an impression.

Some of the uncovered "delights" to sort out on 81039. There are some sizeable holes as well. However this is a quick patch up and paint job, so there will be some quick solutions all round.

On the Cotswold side Richard begins the removal of the existing transfers, while in the background Cheryl is working at the north end.

It wasn't long before there was a considerable effort on both sides, with Bob Mac working down the Malvern side, cleaning up the roof edge.

Later in the day Keith began painting oxide around the whole coach wherever it was needed. That rivet line will be filled with metal filler (non-porous), while the holed areas will have fibre (bridging) filler.

As it was Tuesday, the roofer was once again Maurice, who cleaned up five panels after spending considerable time working on the south end ridge.

A view of SK 25743, now lowered back down on the jacks. John Hamer, having identified the steam leak location at the south end. Bogie ride height checks are also being done.

Report by Dave Clark

1 comment:

Paul & Marion Sucksmith said...

Another visit from the metal moths! This may be a quick turn around but it will still be to your high standards. Well done on making a start on this one!
Paul & Marion