He had a need for power to the van but it was a long way down yard. while thinking about we realised that a reorganisation of the vehicles on the road next to the barn would provide many benefits.
All in all a very successful morning shunt for us although I don't think Richard got a lot done on the boiler van. He did get a couple of the water tanks loaded into the van so that measurements and location for mounting can be sorted out.
The team work continued all round the works today.
Well sort off in the case of the Skeleton van. Richard was busy painting the axle box mountings
When Andy and Ian started on overhauling 2 of them. Mind the wet paint!
The corridor of 25451 saw Steve continuing the outer wall panelling at one end
Well out of the way of Bob painting the ceiling at the other end.
The north end of 3132 had Andy (pictured here) with John Squires preparing panel sections for James to weld in place. As James was waiting Ken and I got his to assist with the re-installation of the last Malvern side passenger window.
It was all co-ordinated in the upholstery shop as usual. Dave in the foreground doing the base covering of the seats, Penny hidden at the back sewing the top covers while John Hill and Jenny fitted another cover to a seat back.
The painters were well separated on the outside of 25451 with Martin neatly painting the black up to the Maroon vertical edges on the corners.
Having touched up three lamp units for the loco department Alex started on the lining out, testing a new tape Three reels at once! Enabling him to do the top and bottom yellow lines in one pass.
Dave is often so busy co-ordinating others he doesn't get much time to paint but today he found some time to paint as well, checking out the tops of the doors.
I had to reword this bit ,I nearly said time to paint himself but he's not the messy!
In the barn Derek removed more of the rusty old bolts from the guards van and cleaned up the remains of the old seat frame ready for restoration.
Having done the window earlier Ken returned to the manufacture of the Toilet waste connection pipes.
During the afternoon we had a productive planning meeting with Richard Summers to discuss the rerstoration of the RBr 1675. We are planning to start on it soon as its wanted in time for the Broadway opening.