This blog covers the activity for the whole week and is more the individual vehicles than a strict chronology of the events.
4772 work is still progressing well. The north end vestibule floor being almost complete it just needs two support block and a coat of protective paint on the underside to finish it off.
At the south end Ken has competed the Cotswold corner.
Nick has done a major repair to the Malvern side roof corner.
And Ken has started on the replating of the Malvern side. The speed of progress is very much thanks to the support group of Rex Jerry Rob and Brian who do so much of the pre work for Ken and Nick.
It a great team effort.
a little finishing off next week and another section of roof to repair for job done.
The painters have also been doing a great job working round the welders or mainly working at the other end of the carriage.
Alex top coating the higher brown section has also left a hand over board of progress for the Tuesday group.
Phil has started to repair the plumbing here refitting one of the breather pipes for the hand basins.
In the workshop Richard Stone and a small group have competed the replanking of the roof of the shark
Painted the south end veranda
Prepared the end hoops to secure the canvass that will be spread across the roof next week
The upholstery team are doing some sorting out at present and moved a lot of competed stuff to storage while they await the carriages to catch up them.
David came in on Thursday, not the usual day, so that he could spread the sheet foam out and cut it to size for head rest pads. The electric carving knife again proving it was the right design for the wrong purpose! He produced enough for th whole carriage. Great work.
34929 is continuing to progress with work on the corridor windows by Pat Tony and Alan.
while Steve has nearly completed the ceiling for the central entrance vestibule. A protective coat ot of sealent on ther top side
before fitting. The two props hold the section in place while Steve secures it.
On the exterior the prep work is not being forgotten
Not so much a troublesome truck as a distinctly stubborn vac cylinder it work ed fine of the bench but when fitted it didn't som it was back on the beanch while some head scrtatching is taking place,
Instead Ian, Andy and Andy, yes 2 of them one not in picture, reverted to overhauling the axle boxes on this bogie.
and turned the pulley wheel axle the other way round for where it will be re installed.
The white metal bearing showing some damage that will need dealing with. The two front corners having both broken up
Another conversion of a dead fire extinguisher for the war week-end team.