Saturday, 24 September 2016

Saturday Success Day

On Thursday I was away fulfilling Janes ambition to see the Flying Scoitsman. So after a ride along the SVR We just about made it onto the platform. The pink camera/phone is Jane!
 The return trip on the teak set of carriages
was behind Tornado and a much better plateform experience was had. We then took to the highways and byways to see the next round trip. All finished off with Worcestershire Plum ice cream now that was different.

Today we returned to Winchcombe and Thomas

So how many vehicles did we work on today?

Well Dave was 5042 sealing round the corridor connections

Wwhile George was busy of the sanding and filling

as was Adrian

Malcolm spemt the morning on his knees painting the roof. He had rest on foot crossing duty in the afternoon.

Bob came in to paint the ceiling in the BG81039 forgetting it was Thomas so the carriage was running up and down. Instead he painted several other bits including the new Fire Marshall's Board. He also washed down the corridor connection doors on 5042.

Derek was in to do some more work on the brakevan in the workshop completing most of the inner skin on the Cotswold side.

In 3132 Paul continued the major interior clean and put down some protective film on the carpets.

In the Barn James was completing the top corner welding repairs at the south end of 4614..

while Phil went on hunt for a sample table for the interior. Eddie will do some experimental work on it next week.

At the North end John Squires and Andy removed the vertical sections of pipework and then cut out that vertical section rusty metalwork. Do you spot anything else missing?

Yes having finally removed the floor I could get at the inner end of the stuck corridor connection arm. After copious amounts of WD40 and a large number of whacks with the sledge hammer movement was achieved. It still took a lot more persuasion but eventually I got the arm out. Success!
After that Steve took over and completed the removal of the rest of the first toilets walls. While Phil cut back the wiring and started on re routing it. On a more constructive note John Osborn was completing the floor brackets for the tables.

We have started some work on BSK 34929 The seats are progressing although John Hill and Jenny did have to call on the assistance of Phil to get the armrest bolts back in place having completed the recovering of the seat back.

Phil then returned to painting the light fittings he has been restoring for the same carriage.
Finally John Squires started some tentative trails on making new hoops for the DMU corridor connections. 5 are required and some repairs to others.

1 comment:

St Blazey 1925 said...

Busy beavers indeed! I had forgotten about the LMS brake van, and it was nice to see how it is coming along. As an ex Guard, I can tell you that they look better than working with them as they were so dark inside! Good progress on the other vehicles also. Regards, Paul.