Thursday, 23 May 2019

Wednesday - Getting ready

A good with more usual levels of attendance which means a lot got done.

With amass of jobs to do on 16221 in the barn there was this opportunity for a double action shot.  Nearer to us is Ken replacing a bottom window rail and the renewing the outer skin on the right hand end of the window opening.

in the background Rex on the outside and Bryan on the inside of the stretcher window. They have rehung the frame so that we can work on the locking mechanism and sort out how we can try to improve on the waterproofing of the opening. 

With the frame in place they were able to position the lock plate got Ken to weld it in. the lock then attached to the window and locked very securely in place. This is just one of the three internal locks. There are also 3 external inter connected locks. For the window to open all 6 have to be undone.

On the south end Nick was welding in the base place centre section and the last of the crash pillar replacement sections.

In the workshop the door team are starting to sort out missing hinges and getting them precisely positioned. Mike drilling while Derek checks the drill is horizontal. Another double action shot with David and Fred sanding filler applied at the weekend.

Back in the workshop Mike was showing Trevor the art of sticking the glass into a carrier for a door. They have to withstand a lot of pushing and pulling so in time they come apart. 

Training over Mike was back to hinge fitting this time the door half.

Roger who has joined the woodwork team under the guidance of Geoff was busy trimming a section of the base structure for the new floor in the old baggage area.

 for the south end floor of BSK 34929

After a long session of sanding David had a change and applied some more grey to the carriage. There is only so much sanding you can do in a day.

Des and Derek combined to renew the ceiling on the Discovery Coach. The first job was to get Ed to cut a section of hardboard to make the ceiling with.

In the upholstery shop Jenny was double checking the lengths of piping for the seats while in the background Penny was starting to tack a seat edge 

John was carefully measuring up the next one.

and Dave ensured they all kept at it. mainly because he ad striped all the covering and padding from the set of armrests.

 Colin checking the hinge positions on the double doors for the Broadway refreshment room. These are 2 way swinging hinges saloon style. They will neatly obscure the rather ugly view through the door to the kitchen sink.

During the day Neil and Kevin collected the 3rd rake of 6 carriages for the gals. This left space later in the day for John Hamer and Phil to assemble the 4th rake of 5 carriages which were then positioned in platform 2 ready for Thursdays collection by the Caly tank.

Another job for the loco department. this time some planks to go over the pit in the loco shed. He had obtained some special nonslip floor panelling to go on the top

To withstand the rigors it will be exposed to it is specially reinforced to the point we had to get Nick to cut it to size. Apparently you can order this stuff cut to size,. Now we know why!

 More prep for the Gala Foremarke Hall was out late on double heading with Dinmore Manor

1 comment:

St Blazey 1925 said...

Good to se 16221 getting so much attention. Can't wait to see the horrible blue/grey colour scheme gone. I never liked it when I worked for B.R.!
The amount of work going on in C&W is a credit to you all, especially doing the odd jobs for the other depts.
Great pics. and reportage.
Regards, Paul.