Is the door worth saving? where do we put it? More to the point have we got the energy to move it? Maybe after tea. The luggage rack can go with the others already in store.
By the end of the day the crew of Andy Thompson. Ian Kevin James and Phil had not only removed the rest of the panelling the lighting and wiring had been sorted and the ceiling removed and we had located various components we will need from storage for the rebuild.
The next episode should see the windows removed!
Also in deconstruct mode was Andy Turner under ken's guidance removing the rest of the timbers from the end of the green TSO in the barn.
However, it wasn't all demolition today. Tony was in helping out with some varnishing
It may be the only was to see son Alex 'home' for the week-end working on the door foot of each door round the carriage. Before finishing the day with varnishing the last large door panel needed. Earlier Eddie had rounded the panel edges and Steve had punch and filled the panel pin heads.
Richard having stopped off in Toddington to drop Christine off for the RCS lunch and AGM came on to C&W to apply the transfers to 4614 before returning the RCS meeting. So much for being Chairman, easy life..... not!
Also on the rebuild path is the China Clay Wagon with Richard and Paul Ellis reconstructing the south end.
and doing some more painting. More brackets ready for painting all lined up
The birthday boy, Bob Happy birthday, was painting the interior of the LMS brake van
while Clive was sealing and priming the running boards.
In the upholstery shop the team were making some minor adjustments to the seat side panels for 4614. They were all made to the same pattern, unfortunately the seats and window frame aren't quite all the same.
Job done they ware soon all fitted
and Penny started on fitting the seatbacks in the north end. It can be quite a jigsaw puzzle to find the right combination and the top mount brackets are not all the same and have to inter link on back to back seats. plus the seat backs are actually handed left and right. One side being slightly curbed to match the curve of the carriage side. Get the seat on the wrong side and won't 'sit' level,
like this one doh.
while this was all going on Paul W was cleaning the south end floors ready for sealing,
IF NOBODY PUTS THE DIRTY FEET OVER IT AGAIN!!!!!
and Steve completed the fitting of the coffee cup ledge in the disabled area.
In the barn John H. started on the hole filling now the big paint removal has been completed on the Cotswold side.