Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Tuesday - Ready to go
Report by Dave Clark
10 in today and the concentration very much on TSO 5042 as this was the last day before the coach is shunted out to join the Choc & Cream rake.
Cheryl was first off with top coating the axle box caps in Goldcup Yellow - Richard was able to give these a second coat at the end of the day.
Then into the big clean up with, on the Cotswold side, Malcolm (and later Russ) on windows and in the background Maurice vacuuming the dust off the roof.
On the Malvern side Cheryl and Richard tackled the windows.
In the north vestibule John Hughes began cleaning the inside
Then into the main compartments, keeping both John and Bob busy with windows, tables and a general vac around.
To finish off at the end of the day, Richard and I quickly cleaned the floor.
Also busy was Richard Stone, cleaning up and painting in oxide the coupling of the GW van, as well as working on the van doors.
In preparation for the shunt the next day, we had a good clear up of all the stuff lying underneath the various coaches, including the large insulation boards which now reside in the GW van.
With everything on 5042 now well in hand, we could move onto 3132. Phil applied filler to the new sections of capping strip on the south end door.
While Bob wiped over the paintwork on the Cotswold side before reinstating the main line tape. This is in preparation for top coating when the coach comes into the
In the Paintshop John Hughes began black glossing the hoops from the DMU corridor connections. There is quite a stack of these now ready for painting.
Maurice completed his day by vacuuming part of the Paintshop floor. Hopefully this will be continued during the shunt tomorrow while the area is empty.
The Workshop with everything cleared back from FO 3132 and the ex-LMS van.
With the Barn and Paintshop similarly cleared, the completed TSO 5042 is ready to go.