With our new lighting being put up in the Workshop, nearly all the work was in the Paintshop.
The exception was a little bit of painting on the internal edge of the Guards door on BG 81039 which was missed. Adrian soon had this sorted out.
Maurice got going with priming some new planking for the China Clay wagon.
Bob and Pete Webb, our regular lino (marmoleum) layers, were back in to do the south and north vestibules, and the new wheelchair area, in TSO 4614. As with the first fitting of the re-upholstered
seating, the new lino also helps to bring it all together.
More filler was added at both ends of TSO 4614 by Richard and John - we're almost ready for a basic greying up here.
Maurice discovered a hole under the gutter, plus some ragged bits, that were soon cured with some oxide and fibre filler.
The sides of some of the capping strips also needed more filler which Keith applied and then sanded down.
While Richard cleaned up and applied red oxide to the corridor connection back plate, Adrian created another pile of rags for us to use. Being the Paintshop, we get through a lot of this over time and are forever grateful for whatever our volunteers bring in. The sheets, blankets, and old curtains that come in are excellent for covering coach seats and the floor when we are doing any internal painting and varnishing.
Our latest acquisition is a graffiti covered MK1 GUV 86828. Why have we bought this? There are two excellent BR2 bogies, plus a lot of other very useful stuff that can be used, and these vehicles make excellent storage.
The sleigh has been a major hit with the children who love to sit in it to have their photos taken.
Report by Dave Clark