Thursday, 10 May 2018

Tuesday - Another Small Report


A busy day, with not everything photographed. Progress on the DMU comprised Malcolm completing the undercoating of the sides of the roof. There was further painting of the remaining three planks for the china clay wagon. And a trip to the north head shunt above Toddington to do two jobs of the Maroon and 3rd Rakes respectively. The latter involved the reinstating of the sink drainpipe from the counter area in RMB 1808 which had become detached and found spotted on the track!

There was a concentrated effort on the cleaning up and securing of the graffitied GUV, which will be used for storage. Bob and Adrian were captured, while also involved in the clean up were Richard Hoy and Keith.



Having finished the roof painting on the DMU, Malcolm prepared a piece of sheet metal to cover the roof hole at the south end of the GUV.



Richard Johnson and John Hamer got the working set of doors closing properly. John had stripped the lock and freed up the internal mechanism.

 

Maurice completed the second coating of waterproof paint on the LMS guards van roof.

 

On a glorious day, what better than to relax and watch the trains go by, especially with "P & O" in charge.


Report by Dave Clark

2 comments:

St Blazey 1925 said...

The GUV is looking better already. I imagine that it will be painted BR Maroon, but are you going to replace the numbering/lettering as well?
The LMS brake must be almost finished now. Looking wonderful.
Regards, Paul.

Alex said...

If the budget can't stretch to transfers I'll have a bash at it!