With just 16 attending the Works seemed almost deserted at times. No work was done on the DMU and with not a painter to be seen there was nothing done on the bodysides of BCK 21092. However all the other projects had some good progress.
(photos by Nick Evetts) There was some excellent progress on the north end of CK 7221 with Nick, Rex and Ken cutting out the badly rusted areas and welding in new sections of base plate and crash pillar.
The result at the end of the day. For the moment work on the CK will be kept to small areas in case the coach has to be taken back out. However it's great to be back on this again and hopefully the day will soon come when Clive will at last see his coach running in one of the three rakes.
Work continued inside TSO 4986 with Bob producing new sections of beading to fit between the internal window frames.
Tony varnishes more lengths of cleaned up beading.
Pat was repairing the top corner of one of the seat frames.
Later on both were outside working on strips of the Formica that fit above the windows. While Tony was cleaning these up, Pat was reattaching the opening restriction notices.
Tony Barnard cleaned and painted the final batch of window sliders from BSK 34929.
Ken was preparing more z bar for the Malvern side of 34929.
The guards door area where he had been working.
Derek continues to progress the GWR platform trolley, further cleaning up the wheels prior to painting.
With no body prep or painting going on, most of the work on BCK 21092 was internal. Dave prepared and fixed more of the new corridor floorboarding, the undersides of which are coated in preservative.
Alan was fixing more of the inner sections of the internal window framing in the toilet compartment.
My main job for the day was freeing-up the window sliders on the Cotswold side and generally cleaning the insides of the frames.
Malcolm was back with the Cotswold side of the roof, cleaning off loose paint and general dirt.
Report by Dave Clark