The shunt had some modified goals the fist unchanged objective was to get the little Baguley-Drewy maintenance vehicle into the main workshop. Fortunately both our main workshops can accommodate a carriage and wagon or in this case the maintenance vehicle. The next job was to switch the north end bogie from under 3132 before bringing it back into the workshop.
The revised objective was to clear the jack road for rewiring work on the jacks to be carried out next week. This was also completed with the guards van moving to the other barn road and 7221 returning to the yard.
With the Baguley in place it was soon being investigated, well its something different to work on and 3132 was still out in the barn at the time. An assessment concluded the 4 doors all need attention along with the lights and north end panelling Otherwise its pretty much a clean up and repaint.
Dave Hancox started on cleaning and rubbing down the old paintwork while Malcolm did the roof
To Ron's amusement Dave's Clark and Hancox and I started investigating the removal of the doors. How do you open the doors?
Hit it with a sledge hammer (gently!!!!!)
and don't drop it!
(thanks to Ron for the 3 pictures above)
Ron had a front line seat for the entertainment as he was busy sanding further sections of window trim for 25451
Success. It was soon on the workbench and being attended too.
before welding in a new section
Undisturbed by the shunt work on 35451 in the paintshop continued with remove of more masking tape
painting of the fiddly bits on the end by Pete
interior panelling. A new section of wall fitted and painted Here Roger finishing the painting.
More sections of window framing were sanded ready for varnishing.
The final move of the shunt was bring a replacement wheel set into the barn for fitting to 3132 bogie while it is out from under the carriage.