Friday, 26 April 2019

Tuesday - Contrasts

A busy day with a more usual Tuesday attendance. Quite a range of contrasting activities today.

More excellent progress with the LNWR van re-roofing. Stu and Maurice attaching more lengths of T&G

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.

Tony works on another window frame from CK 16221, cleaning the one of the quarterlight glasses.

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.
A very different job for Cheryl, cleaning out another fire bucket. I later repainted it. This was going to go to Broadway, but it is in fact the bucket from BCK 21092 (sorry Jo!), which had been left in the Paintshop and ended up full of bits of wood etc for paint stands.

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


Paul Wilson said...

Wonderful blog, as usual, most interesting and informative, I continue to to hugely impressed by the facilities you have available in the covered workshops, I only wish I was not so far away; but I follow your blogs keenly and with admiration.

Powli Wilson

Powli Wilson said...

PS I also find the "carmine and cream" to be a most pleasing combination for railway carriages, even more so than that other "Great" railway's colours, but I daresay i shouldn't say that context!

Powli Wilson said...

"In this context" (I need to read these more carefully before posting.

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

Everyone has their favourite colour scheme or desires a particular colour scheme. However, we have to paint them. It takes us at a minimum 6 weeks just to paint a carriage so for a rake of 8 48 weeks call it a year of doing nothing else. that's bad enough but we don't currently have a spare catering vehicle so we would need to be without one in an operational rake. That is NOT happening.

We would like to have repainted the NYMR carriages before they went into service but such is the demand for rolling stock with our increased passenger numbers that there isn't time or space in the schedule even for that.