Monday, 27 November 2017

Saturday - somethings are more important than others

We may be on a countdown to shunting BG 81039 next Saturday but there is always time to stop for a cuddle with Rhia. Pam with a big smile.

It would be possible to fill the blog with pictures of Rhia with her fan club.

John Hawkins was investigating the fixing of the rain cover over the corridor connection at the south end of the BG. Its not an original so we will have to make a modification on Wednesday.

I was on the opposite end painting the 'join' between the side colours and the black end.

Under instructions from his son Alex, now at university, dad Tony was in to help out with the finishing of the BG. In the background we can see Pam did get round to lining out.

Richard, escaping his duties as Chairman for a few hours applies the numbering and lettering to the carriage. By the end of the day most of the yellow lining out on the Cotswold side was complete

The Malvern side still needs the Yellow line the black line and an adjacent matt black panel on each door to paint. As they are adjacent we do have to allow drying time between each. so that's 3 day work fortunately we have three workdays left to do it in.

Richard Stone and Paul continued the work on the China Clay Wagon. paint some sections and sizing the planks to refit the sides.

The jack road in the barn is again occupied by the green TSO for the pipework to be completed and the joints properly sealed.

 John Squires cut the final section of pipe to complete the work.


Progress on he LMS brake van is continuing with Clive checking and re-oiling the axle boxes

prior to the fitting of the running boards which were being cut and sanded.


Another of this little job that go unnoticed. The sliding door hangers. We have a shortage of these due to the wheelchair access modification to 4614. Here John Osborn is making a some new one for us.


Inside 4614 the upholstery team made a modest start to seat fitting by putting in the arm rests for the seats in the first bay of the carriage. Their main focus of the day was to make a start on the seats for the green TSO. We await the arrival of the main batch of moquette for that. However, they do have some to make a start with just not enough for the whole job.
Steve continued the trimming of the entrance vestibule and prepared it for the new flooring to go in next week. There is still some work to be done for this but that should be completed on Wednesday. we shall see.

Thanks to Dave for the picture today, my phone hadn't charged overnight despite being plugged in, or so I thought.


St Blazey 1925 said...

Why not start a photo section for Rhia? Always nice to see a doggy about. Also, my Chihuahua might then be an avid blog reader!?!
W8103 is definitely looking the business now. So is the LMS brake van. Well done to ALL C&W workers. Regards, Paul.

Anonymous said...

I know your like stupidly busy getting passenger stock ready for broadway, but I was wondering if you had a truck you could restore with some coal company sign writing like they did in thee olden days. I’ve not seen any of those on the railway.
Bob g.