Thursday, 29 March 2018

Tuesday - All Sorts

A very mixed bag of activities, not only in the Works, but with more preparations for the new season, which included getting more of the Discovery Coach ready and installing a new storage cupboard onboard the DMU for our catering services.

Making a change from digging out rotten door frames on the DMU, Alex started the priming on the tailplane of the "crashed aircraft". What will the "Cotswolds at War" group think of next?! It is now our most popular weekend!

Not forgetting Broadway, Cheryl added a third coat of Sadolin to the new bench.

Now who are these "cool dudes with the shades"? Both Cheryl and Alex trying out the new line in safety glasses.


Back to the wrecking crew with more scraping of old paint and digging out of rotten door frames.

Having "destroyed" the side of the previous door frame on Saturday, Alex moved on to the next door. Although the sides weren't too bad, when it came to the cross-spar ........


sadly it was Saturday all over again!


Inside Stu began removing the luggage racks. We need to remove these to give us more working space when tackling the ceiling, which Bob began by removing all the old vinyl sheeting, much of which was already part peeled away.


In the relative quiet of the Workshop Richard completed the painting of the planking for the north end flap door of the china clay wagon. These planks (on the trestles) are the only ones rescued from the original boarding.


This really is an excellent restoration and something of which Richard, Paul and the Woodwork team can be very proud.


Report by Dave Clark


St Blazey 1925 said...

Are you going the 'Whole hog' and returning the lighting in the DMU to single bulb original style, or don't you have all the bits for that?
Regards, Paul.

Anonymous said...

Rotten door frames on a suburban DMU are normally a sign of metalwork issues behind, cantrail still present?

Tungsten light fittings are hard too find, not to mention ceiling panels in excessive of 8' in length.

Watching with interest.

The C and W Dept Blog of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway said...

Yes. holes are visible in the metalwork now exposed.

The C and W Dept Blog of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway said...

Tungsten bulbs are hard to find but we have a good supply of LED bulbs that barely any different. The expert can tell but the usual passengers a/ don’t look that closely and b/ don’t care. It’s the overall impression that works for the majority.

Toddingtonted said...

Lovely restoration work, as ever. The China Clay wagon looks mint.