The quick refurb of BG 81039 was completed today, with just the Guards door to put back on before it is shunted out on Saturday. Richard Hoy tidies up a bit of the lining out.
Jeff whitening the lettering, which a number of us love doing. As this BG was from the old BR Southern Region it has an extra information plate with "Restricted 4" on it. In the background Ainsley is painting the inner edges of the windows where new sealant was put in.
Bryan completed the repair work on the top of the south end corridor connection. Richard finished off the painting and added a line of mastic along the new plate work.
Moving across to the LMS Guards Van, Derek was busy installing the new steps.
Transformation! Quite a difference by the end of the day.
Into the Workshop and an extra job for Bob, priming the hardboard sections of the roof in the new vestibule in TSO 4614.
At the north end of BSK 32949 Ken Austen was cleaning up another metal patch.
Back into the relative warmth of the Workshop with Pat and Tony working on the luggage racks from the BSK. Later on they were back working on more internal window framing.
As part of creating more useful space at the side of the Works, Rob, Bryan and Dave Hancox were completing the emptying of the old derelict van body (long known as "Container 3"), and what better means of transporting the remaining heavy coach doors and other bits than with the blue truck. These were relocated to one of the spare BGs.
The emptied van body now ready for demolition.
Report by Dave Clark