The upholstery tame are make great progress with the seats for 16221 and are back in their usual position of being way in front of the rest of us. We have only just started on the body welding repairs.
Penny and John check over the pattern of another section of seat covering.
while David is working away on the side panels. Getting these right is crucial too thick and you can't them and the seats to fit the space available.
Dave was back to removing the old moquette from the next seat to be reupholstered.
The painting of the LNWR I the van was continued by Rod today.
While the Cotswold side of 34929 got some more grey base coat applied.
note we label the coach while the numbers is missing not because we can't remember the number otherwise but for visitors who will always ask which carriage it is.
On the Malvern side repairs are still in progress with the centre door pillar being reskinned by Nick.
As we are converting the old parcels area of the carriage to a passenger saloon area we are doing some extensive rebuilding of the floor.
John Varley got the job of changing the argon light gas cylinder on this welding unit today so I am guessing we will need to do another run shortly to get a couple of replacements. One of those little jobs that rarely gets noticed.
With the amount of welding we are doing just at the moment we do get through the gas quickly. Here is one way we do it another door pillar replaced this on CK 16221 door 4.
To get the best possible fit with the door we try to ensure the door is in place when we do it.
The hole above the door is a job for next week.
Working on the Cotswold side the carriage Ken is gradually remodelling the framework in the area of the stretcher window. This area suffered badly from rust as a result of the failed rubber seal round the window.
Out in the yard Nick was assisting John Hamer free the ceased brake hanger under the LMS brake van. After the application of some heat they eventually managed to get it freed up and moving again. John Than had to get all the brakes adjusted.
Paul and the door team are now full swing on the doors for 34929.
Derek has moved on from platform trollies to making O's. (No this isn't a 2 Ronnies joke) This is for the Lineside and Drainage team who are refurbishing the mile post along the line. We have recently repainted aa lot of post and markers now we are making a set of number which will be used to make casts for the actual numbers to be used.
Phil refitting the toilets in 4986. This is getting very close to leaving the paintshop and joining the queue for the jack road and bogie checks before outshopping.