Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Wednesday - and counting

The first count was that there were over 30 volunteers sign in again on a gloomy day.

What you don't want, but we get never the less, was a big delivery of wood first thing before many people have arrived. So it was down to Dave and I to start the manual unloading. Fortunately we were soon joined by others and with the job shared the planks were soon stacked ready for Eddie to sort and store. Immaculately timed as usual Eddie arrived just as we off loaded the last plank.

For us it wasn't a day for doing a great deal of work in the barn. The sooner we manage to draft proof the join between barn and the original workshop the better. The wind whistles through the gap!

So well done to Ken Austin, Ken Reeves, Rex East and John Hamer who all continued with various tasks in the barn.

Ken Austin was replacing a piece of Z section on the north end of the BSK. We had initially intended to leaving but after a more recent inspection it was decide to replace it. Its all tacked in place ready for final welding perhaps tomorrow.

At the south end Rex was cleaning up the base plate area and later in the day he helped Nick cut the 2 outer sections.

A little job between others saw Ken Reeves clean up and paint this section of the braking system for the green TSO. He and John completed some final checks to 27543 and lowered it back onto its bogies ready to shunt out for a steam test when we can lasso a passing steam engine!

In the paintshop it was the frenetic round of painting by all the available painters, about 7 in all today.

by the end of the day most of the top coat was done.

The other major challenge at present is to have 4614 ready to come into the workshop when the BG goes out. To that end the door team are hard at it now working on the panelling of the doors.

We hung door 3 back on the carriage and removed door 5 for them work on next.

At the same time Bryan and I were both working on capping strips.

The upholstery team finished the seat replacement in th first half of 2023 tidying up some odd bits and adjusting the fit of 2 of the seats.

No I know this doesn't look like a seat but Penny also does a mean line is animal painting. So she was persuaded to paint the reindeer today. With the lamp brackets they should be flying off to Santa's quarters for his forthcoming visit.


St Blazey 1925 said...

Rather a lot done then. The door section looks rather alien now in green! Soon have it changed. Regards, Paul.

crossleydd42 said...

The double door (disabled) door does not seem to fit too well at the bottom.

One minor point on corrections for the future, the word is 'nevertheless', not never the less. And they are 'draughts', not drafts.

Rod @ C&W said...

The double door with the bad fit photographed is on the BG and that dates from BR days and is now out of use. In general we do what we can but have a limited supply of spare doors.

The C and W Dept Blog of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway said...

Correct Rod this is the BG and it’s only in for a 5 week repaint. It’s not having any repairs other than making the carriage water tight.

The C and W Dept Blog of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway said...

When 4614 arrived it was green on one side and maroon on the other.

Anonymous said...

Just read the Watercress Line wagon blog for 21st Nov - they seem to have a surplus of Mk 1 doors.....

The C and W Dept Blog of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway said...

We have a van that looks somewhat similar!