Report by Dave Clark
A busy day with another new member joining the Workshop, more shunting, and
more good progress on the DMU power car and SK 25451.
We welcome Pat Niblett, Left in the picture, who has joined up with our "Indoor Gang" for the day.
and Roger were busy cleaning up sections of internal window frame removed from
On board 25451, Alan was sanding down the corridor veneer, while
further along Tony was taking advantage of the removed window sliders and
cleaning up the backs of the frames.
Dave Hancox did likewise on the outside,
and then added a base coat of light grey paint to each one he cleaned up.
The new veneer ply destined for both the blue power car 51360 and FO
3132 has now arrived.
On Wednesday Eddie had tested a variety of wood stains of
two pieces, which were subsequently given two coats of varnish. This will give
us a good idea of the overall effect and help us decide which stain to use.
Outside, it was more shunting as various static vehicles were
rearranged in the yard to prepare for the winter shutdown period.
were also shunted, to get the correct pair under the new P'Way store
coach on the jack road replacing those currently there.
Ken continued working on the recently acquired vacuum cylinder. The
sticking piston has now been freed up and removed.
John Varley has made a new internal base section for a door off 25451. Another work of art you never get to see in operation.
Robin's first job of the day was back in the store/changing room,
adding another coat of emulsion to the wall.
on it was back to varnishing, giving the seat tops from 25451 their third and
Inside the DMU 51360 Ainsley was back to more painting, undercoating the
pipework and various fittings. Prior to this he had removed more of the worn
out draught strips from the door edges.
In the large passenger compartment Pete was cleaning up the narrow aluminium ceiling
Jeff and John Hughes carried on with sorting out the driving cab, doing everything from improving the existing surfaces to re-sealing the cab windows with new sealant.
We haven't finished in there yet, but John still ends the day with a good vacuum around to keep it as tidy as possible.
Finally, the exterior continues to improve as Bob adds the second of
three top coats to the cab front. 51360 is beginning to look really good.