Monday, 11 February 2019

Saturday - Something different

Frequently when writing the blog we wonder how we can tell the same story with almost identical pictures week in week out. Today we don't have that problem with lots of different things happening.

During the closed season we can get things like the vacuum cylinders on the main rake in for overhauls. We have had a few reports of this one sticking on a few occasions, just never when we looked at it. So regardless we have taken it off and its getting a total overhaul. Ian starting the overhaul.



Richard and Paul are still working their way round the roof supports on the LNER van.



Tony set about cleaning some of the small shelves that get fitted in the toilet areas and with 4 being rebuilt at the moment we will soon be needing them.


 
John Squires was milling some more bracket mounts for the guards area.
They will hold the 'NOT TO BE MOVED' boards in place when not in use.

 

With Door 6 now mounted back on 4986 and having sorted out why it wouldn't shut, The draught strip is to thick, Ainsley set about some filling and sanding on the door.



The side you don't see. The back frame work on a first class compartment seat ready to be fitted in 21092.

 
 
A rotten side panel found in 25488 being replaced by John.
 
 

Having completed the seat for 4986 and 21092 save for the installation the upholstery team have resumed work on the seats for CK 7221. They started work on the seats about 4 years ago but the project had to be put on hold due to the asbestos we found having not been treated. That has now been dealt with by professional contractors and the carriage has found a new spot in the restoration list.

The first problem was finding where the completed seats had been stored in the mean time. Ah here they are in the BG in the third rake. Well where else would you store them. It is indicative of the shortage of storage space we still have to struggle with!
 
 
Pinks seat moquette for the first class seats above and Trojan for the standard class below.
 
 
 
The CK has m4 first class compartments and 3 standard class the centre one of which has a stretcher window. Since all the components for that are in place we intend to restore it to 'operational ' use. The problem with them is they leak and the steel work round them rusts badly.

We has done some of the seats for each section some more of each need to be made here more first class arm rests in production. The carriage is due in next after we outshop 4986 or 21092.


Dave for once NOT removing staples. this time its an arm rest come out.



Having done an bogie swap on 5042 the removed bogie was returned to the jack road for overhaul



No distance at all between mile post here. A set brought in by the lineside and drainage team for some restoration and a coat of paint before new distances are applied to them. No we are not painting the number on.

 

The Broadway counter may have departed for fitting but we are still applying coats of varnish to the shelves. Dave in seventh heaven with the varnish brush.

2 comments:

St Blazey 1925 said...

The counter rand shelves for the Broadway Refreshment room look wonderful. As does all the upholstery work on the coaches.
Regards, Paul.

Mark GWSR Contributor said...

Carriage & Wagon department of the G&WR,

RE: “The first problem was finding where the completed seats had been stored in the mean time. Ah here they are in the BG in the third rake. Well where else would you store them. It is indicative of the shortage of storage space we still have to struggle with!”

How much storage space do you currently have, in comparison to what you need?

Are you storing seats in old railway container wagons/vans?

Just intrigued.

Mark.