Starting today with our latest arrival, BCK 21092. A little more to do on this than we hoped, with a lot of the Cotswold side paintwork in a bad way.
Richard Budd and Richard Bates from our Maintenance team putting in a charging cable and system bringing the carriage inline with our other carriages.
On the Cotswold side Phil was reinstalling the wiring circuit to the battery box. There is some work to do on the brakes and they will all need testing and checking along with the ride height. After that 21092 will follow TSO 4614 in the Paintshop and go into Chocolate & Cream. We need to get this coach into our 3rd rake as soon as we can.
On to the other recent arrival, SK 24006, with one of the new owners Rob Wells cleaning up some of the rust on the Malvern side. Much of this work is a holding action to protect the bodywork from further corrosion until the coach can be brought in for restoration. The warning is to prevent the somewhat loose door being opened - kept shut it is secure.
Back to the Barn to find Ken Reeves setting up one of the gibbet hoists prior to removing the heavy corridor connection from the south end of TSO 4986.
With the connection removed Rob Cory began taking off the rotten wooden supports. The extent of corrosion can clearly be seen and indicates a fair bit for the metalworking team to tackle.
Into the Workshop where Nick is cutting out more rust ready for new plating to be welded in on the south end of BSK 34929.
Further along on the Cotswold side Bryan is rivetting in one of the window frames.
The new sleeves for the ceiling fans in RBr 1672 that Richard Bates had designed and had made - the prototype with fan fitted and one of the modified production batch.