34929 New seat ends are being made in a light oak finish to continue that themes for the disable access area of the carriage.
Colin fitted the interior gangway door and the locks to the outer sliding door.
Richard is working on the panelling f one of the doors.
while Trevor and Craig fitted the Malvern side guards door. Always a great relief when we have had to rebuild the entire door pillar.
Geoff cut and prepped the second length of skirting for the corridor.
There was a 3 man team stripping old paint from the phone box.
Another group set about dismantelling the kitchen area of the RBr 1675
These sinks were out by the end of Wednesday.
Yep they are out along with a lot of other stuff!
They revealled what we fearted, and rather knew would be the case, large holes in the steel floor supports. Conclusions removal everything and a complete new floor
Ah tranquillity and calm as long as large needles don't spook you. John and Jenny sewing another set back. the needle around 8 inches long passing backward and forwards between them through the seat. Dave keeping out of the way.
While David was preparing more side panels and arm rests. All of this the complete the seat replacements in 24929. Another rolling replacement of seats.
last Thursday work on 34929's interior was in full swing with of the cleaning up the corridor hand rails
and window trims
Happy punters of the Cheltenham
and at lunch time the locos back in Toddington running round ready for the return trip later in the day to collect them.
Steve was fitting the sliding doors mounts in 34929 before we refit the water tank
More rqce prep as the Third rake is made ready for Fridays run from Broadway for the Gold Cup Day
Ken fitted new woods to the south end of CK 16221 ready for the gangway connector to be refitted.
He was later checking out the position for the north end woods.
On Saturday Chris was fitting a door liner for door 1 of 34929
and Bob cleaned up the roof opening ready for the water tank to be refitted. Once in place we put a plate round the tanks filler boss and over the hole
John Squires prepared the over size plate allowing some manoeuvring to position it.
Fitting out the new saloon area in light oak means we will also have to make new seat ends to match Ed and David have started and clamped the first newly veneers seat end while the glue hardens
Some work really has started on RBr 1675 with the old kitchen range being removed.
It was back to normal but events have overtaken us. This is not the end. We may not be running trains but there is still some activity more very soon.