Dave Hancox started blacking out the Cotswold side windows. This side will be panelled internally so it seems better to obscure a view of the back of the panelling.
Steve started blanking out the corridor connections which will also be behind panelling.
Jeff was also greying up.
Late in the day Steve was on to making the end panel.
Richard was also finishing up one of the pairs of doors.
at the end of the day the first side was complete in undercoat grey.
Work on 5023 continued in the workshop.
Alan working on a sliding window trim.
Returning to refit it as Ron worked on the trim for the next window.
While above them Malcolm was painting the centre section of the roof.
John ... was welding new Z section supports around the door at the paintshop end
while John Osborn was patch welding the end panel at the other end.
and James was preparing another section.
Tony was hovering up the dust and rubbish left over ready for the next stage.
While Dave steadied the coach.
Well actually he was discussing the wood requirements for the panelling of the VIC with Eddie.
Nice to see him back from his foot operation.
George did the final bit of painting and a gave some bits a second coat of paint to the Ballast wagon.
John Hamer found some couplings the clean up and ensure they work effectively.
This is to ensure we have working spares readily available.
This is another of those important but overlooked jobs that John keeps a close eye on along with the batteries which occupied most of his day.
My day was largely focused on reorganisation of the workshop. Thus more bricks were removed and stacked for Broadway.
there are a lot more bricks to be recovered.
The old steel edge loading bay edge was removed.
Due to its weight we used the vacuum cylinder hoist to lift it and combined with the truck the two sections
were moved to the yard until we can work out what to use them for.
An investigation of the under side of the platform pictured above I found a very old Tizer bottle and a ladies shoe or being Halloween the witches boot
No she had them both on.
Andy Turner who spend some time with us volunteering was caught enjoying himself elsewhere today.