Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Wednesday - Bash

 Another day with 20 plus braving the road building outside the works and signing in.

The upholstery team minus Penny who wasn't to well to day, get better soon, had a very busy day They started with making another seat back and seat base



before donning coats for an excursion to 5023 in the maroon rake halfway down platform 2.



where they completed the seat replacement program for the carriage. All very neat.



 They then returned to the paintshop where the started on the arm rest and side panel installation to the north end of 4614

 


The door team are making good progress with the trimming of the doors for 4614. With Craig and derrick sorting out the strapping for the door opening.



Rod was painting up the final coat on one of the double door bolts



while Paul fitted door 5. This is now ready for painting.

 

 Craig was installing the draught strips for the bottom of some of the doors to shut against. This the door 2 opening.



Russ and Trevor were busy window cleaning ne to each side of the carriage.

 
 
All of this just leaves the blank panel for one of the double doors to be varnished and fitted.
 


Work on the BSK has taken on a whole new dimension with the agreed plan to modify the disabled area. One set of double doors are being removed So Bryan on the Cotswold side

 

and graham on the Malvern side continued that work removing the capping strips and the door hinges

 

The capping strip does get rather bent in the process but being aluminium it is easy to straighten and save for another day as they did come off in pretty much one piece.

 

Work on the Green TSO south end is much like all carriages remove the plating cut out the rusted pillars and base plate. Its noticeable how much better the lighting is in the barn now.



weld in new sections and then repeat for the other side, well they will do that bit next week along with a new centre section for the base plate.



Jerry and Ainsley soldiered on with the paint stripping on 21092 and thanks to everyone's efforts we are now pretty much done and we are back on course to get the carriage done



There always seems to be some aside jobs going on today John Varley was again bomb making.



producing a selection of dubious looking devices for the war-week end.



I am sure you have heard stories of people finding them and putting them under the bed. We put them under the Broadway seat.


and finally Geoff was very busy making this. What it is I haven't the faintest no doubt I will find out in due time.

 
 


 

5 comments:

St Blazey 1925 said...

Sorry to hear Penny is not well. I too hope she gets well soon. 'There's a lot of it about'!
The bombs look good; they will match the new tank that is being fitted in the ground by the toilets!!
I think what Geoff is making is one of the doors for the veranda on the LMS brake van, well maybe!
Regards, Paul.

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

Well spotted, I hadn’t Thought about the brake van. That’s exactly where it was when I popped in today. Thursday

HowardGWR said...

On the end pillars and plating, I imagine this has been asked before. Does your renewal incorporate any improvement to try and prevent what is clearly a design weakness, so that they are less likely to rust through again?

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

No change of design. We do ensure the m]new metal work is well protected. Perhaps better than original. However, it may seem rather selfish but if the original lasted 50-60 years ours repairs should easily do 40 years. If we get a carriage shed they will last even longer, so we don’t care cos we won’t be round to fix it again!

I suspect there will be other things on mk1’s to worry about before then.

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

No change of design. We do ensure the m]new metal work is well protected. Perhaps better than original. However, it may seem rather selfish but if the original lasted 50-60 years ours repairs should easily do 40 years. If we get a carriage shed they will last even longer, so we don’t care cos we won’t be round to fix it again!

I suspect there will be other things on mk1’s to worry about before then.