A busy day with a more usual Tuesday attendance. Quite a range of contrasting activities today.
after they have been measured and prepared by Richard.
Richard has cut thin strips of wood to glue into the groove of the edge plank. Note also the deliberate overhang at the end - although not normal for this type of van, this will help with keeping the wet out.
A view inside the van at the end of another successful day.
Cheryl giving a final coat of black gloss to the central vestibule skirting in TSO 4986. I love that hat!
More careful paint repairs to the doorway.
Richard Hoy was working on the north vesitbule, here adding sealant to the gap in the door frame. Despite the gap being somewhat larger on this particular doorframe, we decided it would still be better to do this rather than leave it.
The skirting here also had a repaint, including the extra bit added by Steve on Saturday to cover the gap at the base of the corridor end door frame.
Meanwhile inside the CK Derek is removing the old worn panelling from the corridor.
Inside the north vestibule of BCK 21092 Dave Hancox is putting up the ceiling beading strips prepared by Steve on Saturday.
Ainsley and Alan, having defected to the War effort, are busy shifting sand bags to Platform 2, I suspect to protect the Waiting Room.
Inside SK 24804 John top coats the north vesibule ceiling.
Later on he is undercoating the ceiling in the first compartment from the south end that had been prepared by Michael on Saturday.
Tony cleaning the outsides of the quarterlights on this Malvern side window. 24804 is going to be a very nice coach by the time we have finished all the repairs and cleaning.
TTI Graham Westgate watches the fireman of 2807 preparing to give up the token on the 1247 train to Cheltenham.
Report by Dave Clark