It was back to cleaning for Paul and Dennis, initially finishing off the Cotswold side of the Choc&Cream rake before moving to Platform 2 to start the Malvern side of the Maroon rake. Further along Malcolm was doing some more painting repairs on the roof sides.
Inside the disabled compartment in BSK 35308 Bryan had removed the warped ceiling panels.
Over to Platform 1 and the Choc&Cream rake to find Richard Hoy and Phil Jones cleaning the insides of the vestibules in TSO 4772. Later in the day Richard was refreshing one of the door surrounds with the Executive Light Grey paint.
While further down in one of the compartments Rob was staining and varnishing one of the replacement sections of internal window frame, and then tidying up the vertical sections
Also outside was Rob Wells, adding further oxide to SK 24006. This is simply to prevent any further corrosion until the coach can be brought into the Works and restored.
Apologies for the blurred hurried photo. Tony quickly applies primer to any unprotected filler prior to BCK 21092 being shunted out of the Barn for a while.
Green TSO 4986 was then moved over from the jack road to enable TSO 4763 to be brought back in to have the bogies exchanged. John has a look underneath prior to raising the coach body. A double check that all the body to bogie linkages have been separated!
In the Workshop Rex prepares another section of replacement base plate for the south corridor end of TSO 4986. This was later welded in place by Nick.
Very much team effort at this end with Rex clearing more corroded top hat and Z sections of pillar,
Rob checking the size and grinding the sections to the correct length,
before Nick welds them in place.
Earlier in the day Rob was stripping out some final bits from within the extended disabled end of BSK 34929.
On the Malvern side Gerry took on the sanding required with the various filled patches scattered around the north end of the coach.
Tony was putting the painted sliders back into the window frames.
With the south end of the coach repaired, it was time to replace the end section of gutter. Bryan is assisted by Rob inside the coach.
Nick carefully straightens the twisted buffer bar below the drop door on the Cotswold side of the china clay wagon.
Into the Paintshop with Cheryl playing catch-up with the doors as the remaining ones are gradually going on. The Cotswold side centre door receives a second top coat,
while on the Malvern side, the right hand of the double doors receives its yellow lining out.