On another nice sunny day there was an opportunity to do some checks around the external stock.
Des and Rod were checking out evidence of an overflowing gutter on the Discovery Coach. This resulted in some serious gutter clearing.
On the Friut C van there are no gutters to worry about. At present there is no roof! There is a steadily increasing set of roof arch timber sections in the van ready for trimming and fitting. Just as I took this picture
Dave turned up with the some more.
Later in the day he also delivered the second Battery Box.
Eddie was busy applying a new top to 2 tables for TSO 4986. There were 2 odd ones in a different colour to the rest.
Rex and Gerry continued the structural preparations for the new window arrangement in the BSK. They also removed a large section of the gutter. this needed to come off for the new skin sections to be put in place.
Of course there are still a lot of doors left on the carriage down to 10 from the original 14. So the door team are in full flow with restoring them.
to the extent that Derrick has moved to the workshop to work on the doors for 4986. These doors are aluminium rather than timber frame and steel skin. So a very different process. Mind you the window and the mechanism of each door is still very much the same.
Elsewhere Kern was restoring some of the components recovered from the GUV for use on TSO 4986. Another case of having to find the parts where you can. The supermarkets and DIY store just have the bits!
Jenny was on her own in the upholstery shop today. Amazing how much she got through on her own. This pile of seat side panels was just pre coffee.
She had to take time out to cool the poor stapler down!
Colin is working his way along the DMU checking and restoring the door entrance facing trims where required on the Malvern side while I and Bryan started on rehanging the doors on the Cotswold side. |martin also turned up with a large bag of the correct dome head bolts to refit the gutter. So another job we can get on with soon.