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