Nine of us in on a very cold bleak day, with John Hamer, and Dave and Carol Hancox, coming in during the afternoon with respect to our latest coach delivery.
Cheryl, who loves varnishing, was having a field day painting the internal sliding doors and a panel for TSO 4614, as well as giving the hand rails for Broadway something like their 4th or 5th coat. As Eddie has said, the more that can be put on the latter, the better.
Today was top coating on 4614, with Alex, and later Cheryl, giving the second and final coat to the Cotswold side of the coach.
On the Malvern side Richard and Bob Slater applied the first top coat, except for the bottom half of one of the double doors which had two rather strange holes. Not sure where these came from but they will no doubt be filled.(they are were the bolts go through to secure the internal locking bolt)
Maurice did a number of minor jobs at both ends of the coach, one of which was adding a little more sealant in the roof of the north end where daylight could be seen.
A number of us love painting up the lettered and numbered cast plates, wherever they are located. Maurice sneaked in with this one while Alex was busy top coating (mutterings were later heard!). The best I have ever done are the instruction ones on the ends of the MICA van, which are not far off miniature essays!
One of Keith's jobs was applying the first top coat to the corridor slider for the north end of 4614.
With 4614 rolled back to its old position we managed to get a second trestle back up for all the various bits of accumulated stuff for painting, keeping both Dennis and John busy. The silvered brackets on the right are the supports for the drinks shelf for the wheelchair area in 4614. Earlier on Dennis had fitted the remaining missing step on the Malvern side of the coach.