Thursday, 28 September 2017

Wednesday - Pairs

This is the of year like it or not that peoples thoughts turn to toward Christmas. Thus it is with the railway. Santa special tickets are apparently selling well and his elves are starting to prepare things. The sleigh is in for service and apparently the reindeer have been put out to pasture.
Thus it fell to Penny to rustle up some new stock. Stating with a very small one (red in the picture) she grew it up to be a little black one. Then on to a large one (hiding a on the white sheet) and finally drawing out a large one on the wood panel. This was passed on to Eddie in the woodwork shop with instructions that we need a pair of them.

Steve Smith is back to the manufacture of the LED strips. These are made with a pair of LED light strips mounted onto a right angled section of aluminium. With a small circuit board of his own design these replace the original strips and allow us to remove the now very old inverters.

They will not be used in 4763 though as this carriage is being returned to its original lighting system. So Davis is here doing a little filling where the old strip light fittings have been removed.

Following on, sometime later,  is Trevor with the undercoat.
Earlier the pair had undercoated the Malvern side of 4763

Another pair working together, Tony starting at the north end of the line of seat ends

while Des started at the south end.

 They later moved onto undercoating the table light fittings for 4614.

Not so much looking for a pair of screws but a whole set screws that were all mixed in with others. So Derek spread them all out to see what was what. (he wasn't as suggested by one person looking a needle)
Someone else with a thousand bit was John Hamer. This bucket load of glass fragments is all that left from the shattered window he replaced yesterday.

Ainsley with assistance from some other members of the railway was busy doing the electrical PAT testing for the department. It all gets documented!

We had a pair of welder in today as well Ken fitting the missing door bumpers on 4614 while John Varley completed the welding of the door pillar on the BSK 42929 before he and I took a trip to get 2 new bottles of Argon Light for the mig welding units.

Paul and Mike were working on a pair of door for 4614 Just one left on the workbench here as we had just hung the other one ready for Chris to finish the door liner and lock plate installation for door 2 of 4614.

Malcolm seems to have gone from one extreme to the other. Having retired from roof painting today we found him cleaning and painting the bogies.
and at the end of the day Eddie had cut out the first of our pair of new reindeer for Santa.


St Blazey 1925 said...

Now looking for a partridge in a PEAR tree!!! Seriously, all good work done. I do like the retro lighting. I always thought the fluorescent lighting to be to glaring. Regards, Paul.

Anonymous said...

While I applaud your magnificent efforts to restore 4763 with its original pattern lights in place, would it have been possible to do this and still fit them with some sort of energy efficient bulbs?