Report by Dave Clark
A good number of us are now working on the DMU centre car throughout then week.
The planned event at the end of October using the DMU has risen to 100 visitors
so it is essential that the car is completed and the DMU back to a three-car
unit before then.
Jeff black glossed the north end of the centre car, before returning to
the south end to paint some of the remaining bits.
Inside the south compartment Ron and Alan (not pictured) were working
on the window frames.
Tony undercoated a number of both window and door frames. Overall, the
inside of the car is now beginning to look good.
Progress is also being made with the blue power car in the Barn.
Richard sands down another large filled area.
While Ken refits the repaired door, with the filled area now coated in
undercoat dark grey.
completed the preparation at the front end, Dave Hancox paints the yellow
warning panel in undercoat cream.
Malcolm is back on the roof cleaning up and priming where required.
The sense of urgency continues with the Shark, which is also now
beginning to look very good. With some further repairs with bridging filler
done, Robin completes the dark grey undercoating.
He then transferred to the south veranda to apply the Freight Brown top
coat to the lower sections (a description of this type of van records this
colour as Freight Stock Red).
Hughes tidies up a bit more of the roof, before applying more of the stone
During the morning we had visit from eight members of the Dean Valley
(Wellsbourne) U3A Transport Group. John Hamer explains the planned restoration
of the north end of FO 3132.
Earlier in the day, John Hamer checked and re-greased the axle boxes of
the recently returned bogies. Respectively these are destined for the CK and FK
in the Maroon rake.
At the end of the Paintshop Michael was busy as ever priming and
painting - in this instance some new skirting for the toilet compartments and
intervening corridor in the DMU Centre Car.
Finally, Phil continues the excellent and very much appreciated job of
sorting out the new storage area at the north end of the Workshop.