Thursday, 22 December 2016

Wednesday - Details

With Christmas approaching and Santa's specials in full flow we were fewer than usual in C&W today. The range of activities was still quite wide ranging. many of them being in the nature of tiding up the finer details.

Rod was doing a little more of the detailed work on 3132. First undercoating a small section of the lining

and much later applying some yellow

The door team spent much of the day removing the paint over the grease nipples on hinges of 3132. and then greasing and checking the nuts to ensure they are all done up correctly.

Having had a problem with the varnish not taking on the veneer of one of the sliding corridor connection doors from 3132. the decision was taken to remove it and apply a complexly new panel to the door. Des, here, and I removed the old panel while Eddie and Colin prepared anew one.

Des then glued and pinned it in place and did a little wood filler overt he panel pins heads.

Ken was busy being inventive again. This time creating a jig to make some vacuum cylinder release links.

Some of the links These are used to attach the release cord to the sole bar bracket.

In the woodwork shop Des was making up a new set of woods for the north end corridor connection on 4614. The wood planks we have are to narrow so some gluing and sticking and clamping is needed to get the width up to spec.

Also being clamped up were the first of the newly covered tables for 3132.

Out in the barn Ainsley carried on the undercoating of the Malvern side of 24949.

No guiding star or even a sparkler left over from Guy Fawkes night but the intense glow of the welder as Nick replaces a section of door pillar on 4614. Craig is going to mark up the hinge plate locations after which we will be able weld in the hinge back plates and set about mounting the first door for the new disabled access on the Malvern side of 4614.


St Blazey 1925 said...

Well 'detailed' account. NOW you will be ready for Christmas! Regards, Paul.

Ken. said...


Nah. We don't have time for that. I'm just hoping that Santa delivers another 6 metre length of 4mm round bar before someone deigns that the carefully crafted jig to be 'a bit of old scrap' and then 'bins it!'

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

If it survived today we will get Dave to paint it on Saturday.