Thursday, 11 January 2018

Tuesday - Another delivery


Nine of us in on a very cold bleak day, with John Hamer, and Dave and Carol Hancox, coming in during the afternoon with respect to our latest coach delivery.

Cheryl, who loves varnishing, was having a field day painting the internal sliding doors and a panel for TSO 4614, as well as giving the hand rails for Broadway something like their 4th or 5th coat. As Eddie has said, the more that can be put on the latter, the better.




Today was top coating on 4614, with Alex, and later Cheryl, giving the second and final coat to the Cotswold side of the coach.

 

On the Malvern side Richard and Bob Slater applied the first top coat, except for the bottom half of one of the double doors which had two rather strange holes. Not sure where these came from but they will no doubt be filled.(they are were the bolts go through to secure the internal locking bolt)



Maurice did a number of minor jobs at both ends of the coach, one of which was adding a little more sealant in the roof of the north end where daylight could be seen.
 
 

A number of us love painting up the lettered and numbered cast plates, wherever they are located. Maurice sneaked in with this one while Alex was busy top coating (mutterings were later heard!). The best I have ever done are the instruction ones on the ends of the MICA van, which are not far off miniature essays!



One of Keith's jobs was applying the first top coat to the corridor slider for the north end of 4614.

 

With 4614 rolled back to its old position we managed to get a second trestle back up for all the various bits of accumulated stuff for painting, keeping both Dennis and John busy. The silvered brackets on the right are the supports for the drinks shelf for the wheelchair area in 4614. Earlier on Dennis had fitted the remaining missing step on the Malvern side of the coach.
 
 
 
With painting now reducing on 4614, it was time for the Tuesday gang to return to BSK 34929. Keith and I worked on the Cotswold side, adding more filler. We were later replaced by John. This coach is going to need a lot of filler to bring it back to its former condition.

 
Finally the arrival of Dave Hancox's BCK 21092 from the Avon Valley Railway where it had been on hire. 21092 will be added to the 3rd Rake, but it will need repainting and a check over first.
Report by Dave Clark

 
 
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

Toddingtonted said...

Regarding the newly-arrived (or returning) BCK, its ownership probably explains the rather lengthy entry in its listing on the heritage carriage website, having been on the GWSR previously & at Long Marston for a while! I see it was built by Metro-Cammell in 1956. Also, why isn't that young man back at Uni? my tooth hurts!

The C and W Dept Blog of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway said...

He goes back next week. I would put visiting him for a while yet they haven't let him near teeth yet. He probably still thinks a polish would be with one our pad sanders and as for a drill.

Toddingtonted said...

My original comment seems to have disappeared!

The C and W Dept Blog of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway said...

Not sure where it went I didn’t intentionally remove.. so here it is

From Toddingtonted

Regarding the newly-arrived (or returning) BCK, its ownership probably explains the rather lengthy entry in its listing on the heritage carriage website, having been on the GWSR previously & at Long Marston for a while! I see it was built by Metro-Cammell in 1956. Also, why isn't that young man back at Uni? my tooth hurts!

Paul & Marion Sucksmith said...

Oh leave the lad alone! what worries me is what he would use for filler! Another great report.
Regards
Paul & Marion.

The C and W Dept Blog of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway said...

We have a wide variety and he well versed in the use of most of them. However, he may have trouble with colour matching the tooth.

Alex said...

You mean tooth filling material *doesn't* come in 5L tins!? :D