Thursday, 28 January 2016

Wednesday - pick your side

Another good turn out with 23 present.

The first class DMU seats are starting to come off the production line. John, Penny and Dave were all busy again today.










The underside of seats are frequently labelled with identifying marks showing where the seat fits in the carriage.

It seems we are not the only ones who find it difficult to decide how to identify which side of the carriage is which.

Towards the bottom of this picture in chalk its clear that this seat comes from the CHIP SHOP side.




Get out of that!

 Maurice Norman using some trestles to get round the seat frame.








Rod giving another coat of paint to the display cabinet.














 The Malvern side was the focus on 9000 today Russ bringing the top section up to first top coat.














Trevor was concentrating on the corridor connection doors.











Richard Bates from the maintenance team popped in today. He is working on light fitting conversions. We only use one bulb not the original two used by BR in the side light fittings.










On 25451 Mike helped Craig and myself put door 2 back on the Malvern side of the carriage. Craig is inside the door way fitting the locking nut.

Sorry no picture of the hoist in action as I was on pulley operation duty. Its so much easier than trying to lift the door all the way up there.








After a check all round a test close of the door. OH dear!

When shut properly the handle should be horizontal. Further investigation is clearly required. The door is on the lock but not correctly.

Its not much compensation but at least there is good clearance all round.



 After fitting the new drain channel we felt that it was a little narrow so after a chat with John Varley he modified it by adding about 3mm to the length. That will make it a lot easier to fit the other components back into the door.









A stack of new door finger pulls under construction by Eddie and the woodwork team.

We are waiting on one of these to complete door 2 from 25451.














1 comment:

Giovanni said...

This is something I haven't seen in quite a while, real crafts being done by people who really care about what they're doing. They are working by hand, and no robots in sight. This is something I wish I could be involved in. It's a good thing to see this. I wish I could see the finished product in pictures.

Giovanni @ Coastal Contract Hardware