Sunday, 15 October 2017

Thursday - Home straight

It's Thursday again, so no surprise at having 22 attending and scattered throughout the Works.

Starting off with Robin enjoying his penultimate week with us before departing for Cornwall. Now who's going to do all those essential Thursday painting and varnishing jobs piled up on the trestles?

The quick refurb of TSO 4763 is now on the home straight. Cheryl second top coated the whole of the bottom brown section on the Cotswold side.

Phil Jones completed the north end of the roof, and overall it now looks a treat.

Bob Keyte almost completed all the interior ceiling top coating - just one vestibule to do!
Richard, and later Phil Jones, completed the Malvern side windows, which just leaves the main brown panel to finish this side.
Finally, towards the end of the day Richard removed the tape on the Cotswold side as the paint had dried. Lining out will start next week.

In the Workshop Derek was gently tapping bolts into the pre-drilled holes to secure the Malvern side ducket on the LMS guards van.

Two for one, with Tony cleaning up window sliders from TSO 4986, while Malcolm was cleaning a bogie spring hanger.

Inside TSO 4614 Alan was back at the windows sorting out the drain pipes for this one. In this case he was removing an old bolt which had dropped down into the pipe sometime in the past and never removed.
In the Barn, Rob Cory was removing some stubborn bolts from the south corridor end of BSK 34929.

Inside the corridor Tony was gently warming some newly applied window sealant which helps it spread and bed down more easily. While outside Pat was applying sealant to the outside of the frame.

Also inside the coach Bob Slater had removed ceiling panelling that was warped and coming apart.

Malcolm enjoying the fresh air while using the Underframe Black on the cleaned up bogies.

Finally a well worthwhile job being done by Dave Hancox to seal up parts of CK 7221. Hopefully it won't be too long before we can return to restoring this coach.

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1 comment:

St Blazey 1925 said...

Looks like great things have been achieved on Thursday. Great work by you all, well done! Regards, Paul.