Thursday, 17 January 2019

Saturday - Almost all the usual things

A very well attended day with nearly 30 staff in.

It might not be the running season, but the coaches still get a good clean. Phil chats to Paul while he is busy with the outside of RBr 1672.

Inside FO 3132 "Mary" Dennis vacuums up all the detritus from the removed Christmas decorations - the little coloured strips seem to get everywhere!

With our two restorations going well it was time to bring in our flooring contractors, Bob and Pete. A coating of screed was put in almost all of BCK 21092, leaving out the Guards compartment and another compartment where the existing lino was in very good condition.


There was a lot of activity both in and on TSO 4986. Steve was busy in the south vestibule, refitting one of the toilet maintenance cupboard doors.

While inside the north compartment a veritable transformation was well underway. John attaches seating side panels.

A general view of the new seating with John, Penny and Jenny working hard.


Craig was busy with the fitting of the new wood thresholds for the central vestibule.


Martin spent a lot of time completing as far as possible the painting at the south end of the coach.

Chris worked on two of the doors for 4986. In the first photo he is removing some broken bits of old screws.

George began the undercoating of the large number of primed footboards, some of which will be for 4986.

While the rest of the Upholstery team were busy in 4986, Dave was relegated to a general sort of screws, nails, bolts, etc, etc. "I know my place!"


In the Barn, John Hamer and Andy were tightening up the nuts holding the keep plate on this bogie axle.

More progress with the LNWR van as another of the cleaned up roof beams is relocated by Richard and Paul.


Richard prepares another securing block for the next beam.

John Osborn marking up the location points for the securing brackets on the new coupling frame in the Barn.

Dennis surfing for further supplies

Eddie displays the top section of the new counter for Broadway Station cafe.

A packed Mess Room is now the norm for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


Paul as usual doing a great job, not just making the tea on Thursdays and Saturdays, but doing all the clearing up afterwards. Thankfully he is well supported by the various washers-up.


Report by Dave Clark

1 comment:

St Blazey 1925 said...

The mess room DOES get full these days!
Great progress on the two current coaches. Also the LNWR van is looking better, and the counter for Broadway will set the refreshment room off a treat!
Regards, Paul.