Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Tuesday - Great progress

With just eleven in we made some great progress all round.

Beginning with BCK 21092, Stu completed the line taping on the Malvern side before painting in undercoat brown - initially finishing the gutter panelling which had been started last week, before proceeding to the lower panels.

With both sides of the roof now cleaned up and undercoated, we needed to make a start on the centre section. Maurice begins with the south end, working both around and on the tank filler pipes.

Later in the day, the "lion roars" (the sound of the heavy pully running along the safety wire) as Maurice makes his way back along the roof having worked on the north end. In the foreground are the oxide coated filler pipes at the south end.

I wanted us the get going on the inside of the guards and disabled compartments, so it was a case of finding space against the Paintshop wall to store all the contents of the latter which had become a dumping ground. Once emptied Bob and Keith cleaned up the ceiling.

It was then on with the undercoating which didn't take very long.

They then moved onto the walls and in no time these were being undercoated in cream, ready for a top coat of "Executive Light Grey".

Meanwhile Dave Hancox lightly sanded the guards corridor and then moved into the guards compartment.

Derek was back with S&T's trailer, fitting the replacement planking. With all the planking cut to size and in place, the new nuts and bolts are going on.

Another photo of the buffer stops at the end of the new siding looking very striking in their fresh coat of paint. I did wonder where all my red oxide had gone. However metal workers, fear not, as a new paint order should arrive soon to stock us up again.

Report by Dave Clark


St Blazey 1925 said...

Must be close to forming a fourth rake? Looking very good.
The Guards compartment looks very nice in undercoat yellow, which BTW is the proper colour for the interior for the colour scheme of the exterior.
Regards, Paul.

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

We are no where near a 4th rake. We are running every available operational carriage to make the three rakes. 2x8 and 1x7
the colour is actually the undercoat for exec light grey. Yes it fools us as well it does look yellow!