Thursday, 1 November 2012

Thursday - November 1st.

With 19 volunteers in attendance on a chill day there was lots to do as Dave had left several notes about jobs to do, after being in on Tuesday and Yesterday.

So Cheryl took item 1, the next coat of cream paint on the last door and corner SO 4790

While I did Item 2, the last of the lining out at the other end of carriage.






Rod Wells came in and did some of item 3 varnishing.

then followed up Cheryl's painting by adding the brown.












While Robin did item 4, black on door handles, lock plates and studs.

Jeff Brodrick came in and did the primer on a series of blocks left on the paint table with another note. Having completed that he switch to scrapping paint of another window.



John Hamer came in and with Ken Reeves was about to re install the window frame removed and cleaned last week. They then discovered that the sliding window rail was 'missing'. As we don't have spares finding it was vital. It took a long time before Ken had an inspired thought. He had put it in a safe place on the ledge over the window opening..........

and then screwed the trim panel back in place...........

with the rail still behind it. Panic over and the rail recovered John and Ken then did successfully re install the frame.



Martin Jaunch did another of the items on Dave's list sanding and red oxiding round the windows and then starting the base grey coat  on CK 16195

Malcolm Dickson in the mean time completed the roof painting.










Michael Jackson was again busy sanding and varnishing trim strips from CK16195.







While John Osborn was enjoying the new welding kit carrying out some patching on 16195 and doing some welding to assist the signalling team.


Paul Wood spent the day with Roger Wicker hoovering through the Chocolate and cream rake and washing all the tables. They also identified and fixed several maintenance issues as they went.






Ted Ellis and Richard Bates from the maintenance team came in to wire up 4790 for the new charging system being installed on the carriages. This entailed running anew cable the length of the carriage. They very much appreciated both the dry and warmth of the workshop today!






And finally a welcome to Martin Thornley on his first day with C&W. I hope John didn't wear you out.

First up there was the removal of trim strips and a compartment door in CK 16195.











Then it was out with the sanders to clean off the door.









while Ken stripped of the roller wheels from the bottom of the door to free up the wheels.









2 comments:

Ken. said...

"Ken had an inspired thought. He had put it in a safe place on the ledge over the window opening..........

and then screwed the trim panel back in place...........

with the rail still behind it."

Wherever you go, there is always some 'dumb bugger'. On this occasion it just happened to be me.

SWrural said...

Only one Ken? (er, from another one),

Inspiring reports everyone, keep them coming.