Friday, 12 October 2018

Thursday - Another quiet day

With just 16 attending the Works seemed almost deserted at times. No work was done on the DMU and with not a painter to be seen there was nothing done on the bodysides of BCK 21092. However all the other projects had some good progress.

(photos by Nick Evetts) There was some excellent progress on the north end of CK 7221 with Nick, Rex and Ken cutting out the badly rusted areas and welding in new sections of base plate and crash pillar.

The result at the end of the day. For the moment work on the CK will be kept to small areas in case the coach has to be taken back out. However it's great to be back on this again and hopefully the day will soon come when Clive will at last see his coach running in one of the three rakes.


Work continued inside TSO 4986 with Bob producing new sections of beading to fit between the internal window frames.

Tony varnishes more lengths of cleaned up beading.

Pat was repairing the top corner of one of the seat frames.

Later on both were outside working on strips of the Formica that fit above the windows. While Tony was cleaning these up, Pat was reattaching the opening restriction notices.

Tony Barnard cleaned and painted the final batch of window sliders from BSK 34929.

Ken was preparing more z bar for the Malvern side of 34929.

The guards door area where he had been working.

Derek continues to progress the GWR platform trolley, further cleaning up the wheels prior to painting.

With no body prep or painting going on, most of the work on BCK 21092 was internal. Dave prepared and fixed more of the new corridor floorboarding, the undersides of which are coated in preservative.

Alan was fixing more of the inner sections of the internal window framing in the toilet compartment.

My main job for the day was freeing-up the window sliders on the Cotswold side and generally cleaning the insides of the frames.


Malcolm was back with the Cotswold side of the roof, cleaning off loose paint and general dirt.

Report by Dave Clark


St Blazey 1925 said...

Considering you were light on painters, you seem to have got quite a lot done. Well done.
Regards, Paul.

PaulK said...

It was good to see the carriage end panel pressings at the SDR in your earlier post. I can only assume that in some cases it will be quicker and easier to replace the complete end panel rather than cutting out and replacing a number of small patches, especially when it comes to rebuilding the corners. Do you have any plans to try them out on one of your cariages as it will be interesting to see how it goes. Am I correct in thinking that they also produce door skins as well?

mack said...

I thought they were pretty neat too. They must be quicker than building the corners up with strips. Is there such a press onsite to fabricate carriage corner panels like that? They could prove quite popular nationwide if cost effective. Rather like a replacement panel for a car

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

The SDR have a 700ton press! contact them or a catalogue o all they do.

We are going to try them out where we see a need to do a lot o work on a corner or crash pillars. It really depends on the resource a group has available. For us it would be a question of speed rather than need at the moment. However, If you are short of good welders then this would help. Its not easy doing a complete corner by hand.