A goods gathering of volunteers again today enabling progress on a number of fronts.... backs, sides and ceilings. Oh and doors. Its a case of choose what you want too do and crack on with it!
Alan started on cleaning up and sanding the interior of the inspection buggy. Being basically a small diesel this could be the front or the back. Its the south end.
However, Dave Hancox was definitely working on the sides
Its hard to decide with a carriage which ends which but this is the communication chord apparatus end, the north end of 25451., as Ken is here reconnection the linkage from one side of the carriage to the other.
He was followed by Roger with the patent cord retrieval tool, yes a long bit of wire, to retrieve the chain from inside the carriage where it had to be disconnected for internal repairs to be made.
On the sides of 25451 Cheryl was starting the lining out on the Malvern side
while Ainsley and in the distance Jeff resumed work on the Cotswold side.
On the inside Roger,
and Ron were back to restoring the toilets. Both are here working on window trim. They are almost finished
but not quiet. Don't worry the proper facilities are coming
Bob finished the day undercoating the south end vestibule ceiling having applied a second coat of varnish to the whole of the corridor. The panelling in the corridor is starting to shine.
Returning to the buggy, yesterday we replaced the structural frame work on parts of all four doors. A new bottom rail on this one. Today John Varley replace some rusted sections of the door skin and repaired two of the inner plates as well. Between assisting John with that I cleaned up the last window for 3132 Malvern side ready to be re-installed on Saturday.
Our contractors were present in force today installing new wiring to the carriage jacks.
which is why John hamer was focused on the wheel set again today. This is the first to undergo what will become our normal process for wheelset inspections. Inspection over and passed the axle was painted in a protective coat of anti corrosion paint.