It was another of those all change days With the electrical work starting Monday we had to shift everything around.
So the completed BG 81039 was shunt out of the paintshop ready to re-join the third rake.
In doing so it passed TSO 4614 which took its place in the moving from the workshop.
It didn't take long before Steve was back doing the panelling in the north vestibule and others started on sections of filling and sanding as needed. this is mainly around capping strips that have only recently been put back on.
With some slight of hand from the shunting party the LMS brake van stayed where it was, if only it were that easy. The van was also soon being worked on with Ian undercoating on the Malvern side while Clive was working on the Cotswold side.
Another 'non' mover was the China Clay Wagon. Richard and Paul continued the prep and painting on the frame work and some sections of the wooden sides.
The rest of the workshop was left empty, well at least there is no coach. A mass move round and sort out was required to ensure space for the scaffold towers of the electrical team.
We identified, we hope, a few blank spots in the workshop that they won't need to access. This is where we stored all the workbenches and bits that would normally be in their way. As you can see from the missing lights it is time they were changed!
While we have restricted access we are also taking the opportunity to level a section of floor in the barn. Much of this section hasn't actually been seen for years.
The circular disc in the foreground is about 3 inched lower than the main floor with the surround slopping down to it. As can be seen this is immediately by the door to the workshop and as such people often stumble when entering the barn.
Ken found the time after all the moves to do a bit of protective red-oxide painting on the end of the BSK now on the jack road.
Also on the move today and sorely missed for the a while was the trains. It was all change for them as well as the Santa's steam trains terminate here at the north Pole! The loco on a run round while the passengers visit Santa.