Report by Dave Clark
Just 14 in today with several away on holiday, so a bit quieter after the very busy Thursday. Not everything was photographed, such as further cleaning and checking inside the Third rake by Paul Wood and Dennis respectively. Also done by myself was further tidying up of the paintwork inside the door entrances of SK 25451 in the Paintshop.
Starting off in the Barn, Derek was back in working on the LMS brake van. The plywood board will form the backing to the tongue-and-groove planking, which has now been delivered.
TSO 4614 progresses. Ken has reamed out this section of rivet line and is drilling new holes ready for fresh rivets. The completed section was then be coated in red oxide ready for filling on Tuesday.
At the south end James was back to rebuilding the metalwork with further pieces of new sheet metal.
The missing section above where James is about to weld in the previous photo, was being prepared by Pam. First the measuring, then cutting out using the plasma cutter and a clean up of the edges with the angle grinder..
Followed by careful bending with the press. The carriage end is not flat; there is a 10 degree bend either side of the corridor connection.
Inside the Buggy Paul cleaned up the floor and painted the brake handles. Just the tool chest left to top coat and then the re-upholstered seating can be put back.
The GWR van also progresses well with Richard putting up more of the prepared boarding.