Thursday, 17 November 2016

Wednesday - Progressing

With a total of 18 in attendance today we made some good if scattered progress. Nothing finished but as usual another set of steps along the way. Sorry this is a somewhat short report as I wasn't feeling well all day so left early afternoon.

Proceeding with the report from the outside in Phil and John Hamer spent much of the day shunting first returning the RMB to the maroon rake then repositioning a pair of bogies ready for collection on Thursday morning. They are going off for turning. Fortunately for them the cloud burst happened at lunch time while we were all safely in the mess room!

Trevor took on the sanding of 24949 in the barn.

In the workshop Nick was completing the heavy welding of crash pillars and the structural platework at the north end of 4614.

Steve was on the mezzanine making more of the LED strip lights. To complete 3132 we need one more long and three short lights..

Moving on through the workshop Tony was stripping the  old and battered varnish from various sections of trim for 3132 and 4614. All parts being carefully numbered!!

Into the paintshop and Davey

and des were staining some of the previously stripped section ready for a first coat of varnish before fitting.

Upstairs in the upholstery shop there was new delivery of foam for seat padding.
As I arrived John and Jenny were having a race to see who got the crossing point first. They were cutting out sections of moquette John across the material and Jenny along the length. Their cutting lines meet. John just got there first and out of the way for Jenny to finish her cut.

This was the backing mochette which then had to be joined onto the main seat cloth. Easy just keep it straight along the line.en it was joining the sections onto

and finally back in the paint shop were Craig was fitting a top lintel over door 1. We still have to fit one section of the capping strip to this door.

Colin also managed a fitting of the second pair of door for the goods van As I was holding them for him while he got them positioned I didn't get a picture.


St Blazey 1925 said...

All gainfully employed! Sorry to hear you were not feeling well. Hope you feel better soon. If its any compensation, many are going down with some sort of cold down here in Cornwall as I have a sore throat myself - hope its the here today and gone tomorrow type of cold. Aside from that, the RMB looks very nice and work is going on smoothly indoors. Great progress. Regards, Paul.

The C and W Dept Blog of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway said...

much better thanks