Another good attendance today with 25 signed in. We were soon spread out around the station site. Pam showed of the progress on the Tim Mitchell Building lamp brackets. These should be ready for painting on Wednesday.
Richard Johnson was working on the BG guards doorway to refit some loose capping strip
while Dave with the guard's door on trestles was dealing with some minor holes that need treating.
James spent much of the day welding in new section of steel work on the north end of the BSK in the barn. I later started grinding flat the finished welds and sorting some bracing bars ready for work on Wednesday.
Up at the station Paul was completing the Cotswold side wash of the maroon rake.
while Chris resolved the problem with a door locked out of use because the latch was loose. He had it all sorted by the end of the day so the door is back in use.
Further along the rake the upholstery team were doing more seat ends and arm rest fitting.
The barn was the busiest place today not only with the welding but also spring and brake fitting in abundance. John's Hawkins and Hamer were with Ken (not in picture) adjusted the brake hangers by mounting them with the washers on the other way round. With the much thicker sprung washer to the outside the block effectively was move inwards thus positioning it in line with the wheel rather than just outside the line of the wheel.
Then it was fit a matched set of brake blocks, lower the carriage body and take it for test up and down the yard.
while that was going on Ken and Ian refitted the re-tempered spring. John Hamer had a long drive of Thursday to get them back, one of those unseen jobs!
and this shows the reason for it. Another very tired looking set that will almost certainly be taken away soon. These do still sprin, just, but the ride in the carriage is noticeably hard.
Paul and Richard Stone continue with the rebuild of the China Clay wagon grinding of the rust from the side door hinges and repaint them
and doing more cleaning and prep work on some the wood planks that are salvageable.
There were 5 wagonson the back siding near the gate to the yard at Winchcombe. None owned by the railway, 3 have now gone. Including this
This one goes next week
and while this one is staying for the moment it is moving to a different location out of our way.