On 4614 today there were key steps forward. Steve and Colin fitted the double doors to the saloon from the vestibule. I'll try and get a better picture tomorrow.
We started window cleaning with Graham cleaning the interior windows and Russ starting on the exterior.
Dave Ward was completing the set of table tops for the carriage.
and Craig was fitting another of the rubber draught excluders to the bottom of a door portal in this case door 5.
While Paul and Mike continued with the panelling of doors. Des was back to painting the inside and varnishing the outside of the store boxes for the removable tables.
there was more than one method used, the powered wire brush
or the heat gun and scrapper.
On the adjacent jack road the green TSO was also being worked on. While Graham stripped some of the interior panelling for the welders. Ken Austin was starting on the removal of the rusted lower end section at the south end.
That was after remove the birds nest.
The upholstery team were confined to the workshop today. They had hoped to complete the seat swap in 5023 but a very large shunt was underway in the yard which had the carriage way out of reach. The shunt, which had the Chairman walking miles up and down the yard, great stress relief, was to sort the carriages out that still need to come into the jack road for some bogie and brake work during the closed season. It also occupied Phil and Bob all day too.
So John and Jenny were doing some more work on the Diesel seats
while Penny stripped some arm rests ready for recovering
and Dave prepared seat bases
Another job external to the department today was the re-opening of the bomb factory for the war week-end organisers. John Varley with 2 more redundant fire extinguishers for conversion. One has the 'fuse' still in it. We really must get a bomb disposal squad together.
Pam had the opportunity to pop in today and got roped in to repairing some steps for the end of the BSK. The first job was to cut out a new side piece for the step
Then under Nick's guidance, to get the welding gun at the right angle,
weld the section in place. we also identified some other 'useful' things to be done.