Old age seems to creep up on all of us. I hope you are lasting better than the Mk1 carriages!
At 61 to 68 years old some of the joints are the worse for wear. This the inside of an inter carriage connection cable. Yes it was giving us electrical faults. what a surprise no!
Hence Phil spends a lot of time rewiring various parts of the wiring. This one of the reading lamps for a compartment carriage.
This door skin is definitely suffering. It will need a little more than a plaster or plastic surgery to fix.
As with this door pillar. The vertical was only attached by the smallest slither to the base section.
Nick set about removing a large section of the pillar to renew it as it wasn't in great shape further up either.
The door frames fare no better an new wood frame ready assembly with the metalwork.
Another compartment set of seats were retrieved from 24949 ready for restoring
Having been cross loaded and raised to the upholstery floor it was soon wheeled into the workshop and stripped. It the background is one almost ready to head out.
Rod was busy priming the board for Penny to paint the winter backdrop on. He is claiming an assist for the picture well he has painted the background after all.
Another section that doesn't fit on a Mk1 carriage. This a front grill from a diesel. The shinny bit on the left is a replacement section for the rusted original now removed. So the Diesels don't fare any better than the Mk1's when the rust mite is about.
The thresholds for the guard's doorways on 34929 have both been replaced of along with several of the other doorways!
1- we are all doing a bit better than a MK1
2- if surgery is needed it doesn't take 18 months in the operating theatre to fix us up
3- the surgeons are bit more gentle
4. we may complain about the waiting list time but 16221 has been waiting 26 years
So are you feeling any better? I hope so!