Report by Dave Clark
Another busy day with 9 of us
in. There was a small bout of shunting, but otherwise Phil Salter was busy
looking at the electrics in RBR 1675 which had been causing problems when the
vehicle was last in use. Much of the day was spent with painting activities,
including more varnishing of the corridor in SK 25451.
Enjoying the open air
were Maurice and myself giving the Discovery coach a good clean and polish
ready for the Diesel Gala this coming weekend.
Giving the bulk of the
Cotswold side of FO 3132 its final greying up were Cheryl and Richard Hoy. This
just leaves the areas around the south and north end doors which still require
There was quite a
concentration on the Buggy again. Ainsley employs the new Workshop vac to clean
of remaining bits and dust off one of the doors.
Keith stands back
having just completed the undercoating on his door, while Ainsley in the
background finishes his.
Stu carefully applies fibre
filler to the area under the roof where the rust holes had been. These had
previously been secured inside with metal plating welded on by Nick last week.
Stu later gets cracking
on undercoating the main bodywork,
while inside Malcolm is
well on the way to completing the cream undercoating.
inside Malcolm is well on the way to completing the cream undercoating.
A final shot at the end
of the day with the Buggy steadily transforming into a solid looking vehicle
again, and the job board all written up for the Wednesday gang.
The third shade of grey, this
time the lovely dark GWR Grey for goods vehicles. Richard Stone carefully sands
down more of the boarding for the former GWR van prior to adding further top
Keith completed the top
coating of the shelving for the Booking Hall bookcase. This is now ready to be
taken up to the station.
Maurice and I clearing
up the remains of the fire used on Saturday for our Fire Safety training.