Peter Holt from the maintenance team was also in to check out all the sinks in each of the carriages ready for the new season. He/the maintenance team have made a number of improvements to make the water systems in the rakes easier to maintain in the future.
The upholstery team are moving on to the next challenge. A set of seats for the second green TSO. As the carriage is currently stored at the far end of the yard retrieving a set of seats was not to be an enjoyable exercise.
The shutter was in action to move the DMU for a final bit of work on the leak around the route indicator box. That done it was shunted back out into the rain in the yard. The shunt was mainly to shake down 3132 to check the bogie adjustments. Running a carriage up and down our yard a couple of times rattles everything into place. The yard being somewhat less level than the running lines!
However, as it was down the yard what better way to transport the extracted seat from the TSO than to put them on the diesel shutter and move them up the yard that way.
The shake down of the FO revealed that is was still riding a little high so the bogie was striped down again and 1/4" plates removed to lower the bogie a bit more. The carriage is now riding at the correct height.
The brake van came in for a lot of attention today The 'work desk' being removed by Andy who is going to make a new one. Intriguingly the desk top is in effect a shallow tray. It is also extremely rusted considering it is an internal fitting.
Ian, Clive and Pam were all busy sanding and cleaning up various sections of the body work.
On 4614 a 2 for 1 shot. I spent a lot of time today refitting the window frame while Richard having assisted with the shunting came in to remove the rusted door pillar ready for a new section to be welded in next week.
At the other end of the carriage James did some great work fitting the final corner section of the carriage. This carriage is starting to feel like its coming back together.