Busy days are regulation for C&W during the close season so there was yet more shunting progressing for much of the day in the yard. Much of it was focused on arranging carriages ready for the race trains. However, some of it was also sort out and identifying some wagons for a short Gala freight train. These will all need an fitness to run exam and 'service' in the next few weeks.
Bob was back on top a carriage again today this time 4986 where I assisted him in refitting this drain channel. It was removed to repair a hole underneath it. Having sealed it all round to stop the water getting under it again Bob primed and undercoated it. It just remains for a top coat to go on.
Below us, literally Steve was fitting out the toilets inside the carriage.
while Phil was fitting the sinks in 21092.
The skirting in the corridor of 21092 was completed as was the pelmet over the doors. Sorry for the fuzzy pic I was more intent on avoiding end up with a shot Dave's backside!
Andy has found another carriage lamp to start work on!
Thinking ahead Ken is preparing the gangway connector that will go on the end of CK 7221 when it finally makes it into the works. Most of the nuts came off which is good news only 12 of the 48 studs will need replacing.
More skirting board sections being prepare tho' I don't know where for!
Paul and Richard have started painting the outside of the LNER van which has now externally dried out. the inside is still fairly wet. Though much better than when we brought it into the works when the wheel barrow INSIDE was full of water!
Chris set about the fettling checks on the doors of 21092 This guide needed some attention.
We had been expecting a delivery of steel on Tuesday. It still hadn't arrived on Thursday but we did get a delivery of wood we weren't expecting on Thursday so we had to just stack it and wait for Eddie to come and direct storage operations. As it happened, presumably on Friday when we are not in the steel did arrive so got left outside.
This today we had to move and store both masses of wood and lots of steel. Saved on anothr months gym membership!
Later in the day John was already cutting up the fist lengths ready for a vacuum cylinder rack.