Report by Dave Clark
Work is underway on the old P'Way tool van, with the base planking for
the Cotswold side cut out and primed ready to be fitted. Before this can be
done, Pete Lucas cleans out the channel and primes it with red oxide. The backs
of all the metal frame above this were also wire brushed and primed.
Michael was also busy priming some more prepared timber in the
Paintshop (I'm not sure what these were for), before moving on to priming the
new bogie spacer disks cut out previously by John Osborn.
John Varley was cleaning up the section of corridor end trim for FO
3132 previously straightened out by Ken.
Later on he was cleaning up a small section of sheet metal he had
welded into one of the BSK door skins.
the Barn Ken was securing the rubbing strip on the south end corridor
connection for FO 3132.
Also in the Barn, great progress was made on the Cotswold side of the
blue power car, with Dave Hancox and Jeff sanding the paintwork. Later joined
by Pete Lucas and myself, by the end of the day this side was almost completed.
Back in the Paintshop, Robin completed the painting on the Shark
ballast plough, initially doing the steps and then giving second coatings to some
of the side planking.
As usual the big push was on the DMU TCL. In the Workshop Ainsley was
freeing up one of the ceased hinges from the north end corridor connection. A
liberal soaking in WD40 and some gentle taps did the trick.
on he worked on the various connections under the north end, cleaning up and
painting as required. The south end now looks very smart.
Dennis Richards has been busy ensuring that the communication cord
equipment is functioning correctly.
Inside the centre section of the DMU, Alan and Ron cut out more pieces of vinyl sheet to
re-cover the relevant ceiling panels. Most of these have now been done.
Bob was back top coating more ceilings - again, this job is nearing
At the south end Richard Hoy second coats the orange panels in the
also top coated the new piece of ceiling for the central corridor.
now be ready for Steve Barnfield to reinstate on Saturday.
Jeff completed the undercoating on the north end corridor door - the
main side had been done earlier in the week.
We are also where possible cleaning and repainting the insides of the
and the plastic light covers - both of which are very dirty.
know you are really getting there when the transfers start to go on. Richard
not only applied the main roundels,
numbers, and end panel information,
also proceeded inside to reapply the information notices where applicable.