The main focus on this carriage at the moment is the 2 ends. So Kern was preparing the woods to go back on the north end
while James was progressing the repairs to the south end steelwork.
and Eddie made a set of the top woods ready for when the steel work is done.
The China Clay Wagon was getting some more paint from Richard Stone. we are very much into the building back up of the wagon now.
There was also a coat of red oxide for some more sections of the framework.
Another 'preparation' job was Phil making up electrical connections for the carriages. they are not fpr a specific carriage but its always useful to have some made up ready.
in the barn 25743 got a final bogie brake alignment check from John Hamer, Ian and Andy.
while John Squires was painting up the vacuum pump frame.
The LMS brake van was progressing with
while Derek was measuring up and starting to fit the running boards.
Steve was using his 'helping hand props' to hold the ceiling in position while he se about securing them in place.
John Osborn was making the brackets for the special 'coffee cup' shelf we fit in the disabled area
Dave assisted Penny and myself get the correct set of seats backs to fit into the section of the carriage.
With those duly fitted its over to Paul to wash and seal the floor before the seat bases go in.
One of the fiddle jobs finding the right set of set cappers to fit. There is nothing standard about these they all seem to vary just a little in length! Penny with a bundle of them test fitting each for the best all round solution.
We now need to move onto the north end of the carriage for more seat fitting.