Richard and Paul got the Cotswold side doors refitted on Saturday.
However, you don't have to look far to find the under the surface there is a lot of rapid paddling going on to apparently stand still. The carriage - work where there is a lot of activity squeezed into the short closed season to keep the operational fleet up together and fit to run.
Sections of skirting painted ready to fit
And Tony doing some finer lettering highlighting on a makers plate.
On Wednesday Dave and Dave were making repairs to the paintwork on 24929. Fortunately it was a dry and sunny, though not warm, day.
It was finished off with the lining out by Dave and Ainsley on Saturday.
Russ repainted the counter in the Maroon RMB.
while on Saturday Den fitted the new water boiler.
before moving on to working on the C&C RBr. During the week the welders with various assistance rebuild the floor structure and refitted the floor .The lino still needs to be sorted.
In the workshop Den was also working on a modification to the water boiler to take create a double take off point.
Back to Wednesday and Tony having a little walk round to see what was going on stopped to talk with John while he prepared a wheelset for a swap with one under 5023.
5023 was shunted in on Thursday and the wheelset was swapped by the two Andy's with some assistance from Ken. The swap was completed and the body lowered but the brake rigging still needs reconnecting.
More work on the Maroon RMB. a small window for a little skirt line repair work while the roof was been patch painted. It still awaits the roof repair next Wednesday.
In 34929 the heat insulation has been put into the saloon.
while John Squires cleaned and painted the heating pipes
One dried in time to put moved back ready for fitting.
Work on 4772 in still progressing with the fitting out of the toilets by Colin (Cotswold side)
and Geoff (Malvern side)
followed on by Rod with a paint brush
Steve completed the panelling at the other end
just the sliding doors to be fitted now
Another area of apparent calm until I asked for the seats to be refitted in 24949
Pam back with us after an absence with a shoulder injury. So back to practicing the welding skills again with John tutorledge . Ready for active service soon.