Report by Dave Clark
The day started with the mini shunt to exchange the bogies on FK 13337 "Gillian" located in the Barn. The attack on the body work then resumed in preparation for the Wartime weekend with Ben,
and Tony and Alex Barnard involved for much of the day. Both the Workshop end corners will need over-plating!
In the Workshop Ken was busy reattaching the covers on the recently replaced corridor connection on the Paintshop end of SO 4787.
At the opposite end, John Osborn was welding on patch plates over the large rust holes.
That's Better. now to paint and reassemble it all!
In the Paintshop RMB 1876 was receiving its first coat of varnish with Cheryl,
Tony and Alex Caulfield, and myself involved.
The centre door problem was resolved by Steve Barnfield. He cut two L-shaped hardwood inserts, screwed from the side, to provide secure stops for the droplight.
The badly fitting panel was improved with a wooden insert and a new door pull put on. I then stained these as necessary ready for a coat of varnish on Wednesday. Steve also planed down the door frame so that the door now closes perfectly with the handle horizontal.
George had a busy day, first completing the black painting in the corridor end of the RMB.
Then painting in gloss black the new hardwood sections for the Barn end corridor connection on SO 4787.
Finally top-coating the door frame of the Upholstery workshop.
Two of the rebuilt doors of the grey GW box van.