Report by Dave Clark
With the first Santa weekend almost upon us, although the maroon rake
will not be needed until the following weekend, we still needed to get
everything back in one piece ready for transfer back to Toddington,.
Back in the Workshop, the "Interior Gang" were again busy with SK 25451. While Ron was removing more parts from one of the compartments ready for cleaning up,
Tony Baker (and Roger) were sanding down more of the internal veneer.
Outside the coach, Malcolm applied the second top coat to the roof,
which is now well advanced.
Holt, from our Maintenance gang, was reattaching pipework to another toilet
We are always happy to help another department. Before getting down to
repairing a corridor end U section, John Varley cuts out a piece of sheet metal
for Steve Long from the P'Way team.
Our store/cloak room is undergoing its final modifications, with a new
rack to hold all the equipment Paul Wood uses for cleaning our refurbished
coaches before they leave the Works or loose seats such as those for the DMU
units (as recently reported).
Meanwhile the opposite recently-boarded wall was being painted by
the end of the Paintshop, while Tony Barnard undercoats the final batch of
cleaned-up sliders from SK 25451, Michael primes the final batch of skirting
boards for 51360.
At the opposite end, Dave Hancox black glosses the original primed
batch of skirting.
It was ceilings and more ceilings for the painting group inside 51360,
with Cheryl and Adrian busy in the main compartment, and Richard Hoy in the far
Jeff did a final sand down of the remaining unpainted guards door and
then painted it in the dark grey undercoat.
Hughes continues the clean up of the driving cab that Keith Lowe started on
Tuesday, and by the end of the day parts of it had been undercoated in light
With the exhaust pipework now thoroughly cleaned, Alan Baugh applies
Later in the day, Adrian, Dave Hancox and myself cleaned up the lower
backs of the doors. Top coating the inside window frames on these can now be
Found "buried" in the driving cab!
The Vehicle Defect Book
The last fault logged dates back to 2006
We also found an old ticket from Reading but it was to battered to photograph.