Saturday, 17 December 2016

Saturday - Christmas decorations, maybe not.

Another day of progress in C&W saw a shunt of carriages to get them in the correct places ready for the winter shut down. The third rake is going to Toddington but minus 25743 which is in the process of having its seat replaced and will have some attention to its bogies during the winter.

3132 in the paintshop.
Phil, having completed the shunt, returned to the battery boxes for 3132. The second box gets a coat of dark grey undercoat

while the fittings for the box hang out to dry from one of the work benches. Its the nearest we have come to some Christmas decorations this year.

Alex a study of concentration as he set about completing the major part of the lining out.

Steve is working his was round the centre vestibule doing the kick boards having already attached the draft strip round the door behind him.

With the Thursday interior gang completing all the interior panelling they can on 3132 Bob was doing the final coat of varnish.

Dave was checking over the corridor end doors and filling some spots of chipped paintwork.

After some more work on one of the doors back in the workshop Clive cleared all the dust away.

With the water tank in we finally got the roof pipework connected today. There is still some sealing to be done to complete the job.

4614 in the workshop.
John Osborn was doing more fabrication of the North end Cotswold side corner of 4614.
One more section at the top to go then it has to be trimmed and the old corner removed before it is finally welded into place. 

James was also working on the carriage doing another section of body side repairs. This time a section top hat and Z| section steel struts under window 'c8' (the 8th window on the Cotswold side).

24949 in the barn.
The prep work is coming to an end on the carriage with Paul having a go along the Malvern side

George working the window frame that we had removed for welding repairs to the body side and have now replaced in the carriage. All the rivets have to be filled and sanded.

Door ways always need a lot of attention. Here Dave attends to door 6 on the carriage.

Earlier in the day James repaired this narrow section of the carriage skin cutting out a rusted section and replacing it. This was by door 4. We will now have to put the capping strip back on.

Richard was completing the interior painting of the Cotswold side doors of the goods van. Some extra light is always needed inside a van.

After the whistle stop tour of the worked a seat was obviously in order. Jenny sorting some of the horse hair stuffing of this, seat 5, for 25743 while John watched on as we chatted.

1 comment:

St Blazey 1925 said...

What a hive of activity. You all deserve your Christmas breaks. Well done and a Merry Christmas to you all. Regards, Paul.