we did send the upholstery team for a ride on the first train but that was because of a reports from the maintenance team for some badly damaged moquette in one of the carriages. All these extra passengers have definately increased the ware and teat rate on the stock. How we deal with is is the subject o much debate in the department at present.
With the upholkstery team away dealing with the worst issues it was an ideal time for Ken to upgrade the wheels on the teams yard trolley. New all aterrain tyres should make it easier to move around the yard with a load of seats on board.
Once the team returned it was back to the rolling seat replacement in 24949.
The door team dealt with the issues in door 2 of 4772
by the end of the day they were happy with it rehung it and passed it back for the repaint to continue.
Malcolm was back on the high scaffold doing more of the roof edges.
Work on 34929 is moving forward fast. The 2 main areas for attention today were the window trims here a whole set being cut from a single section of hard wood. they were then trimmed and shaped.
Des was punching home the tack heads before filling and applying a first coat of varnish to this section.
The trim round this doors window opening was measured up. We will need to get the glass cut as well.
On the other side of the carriage Ken was fitting up and running the communication cord along the side of the saloon area and linking it into the original which stopped by the guards position.
In the barn work on CK16221 was a 2 pronged attack structural and sanding. Ken completed the door56 opening repairs.
The rusted communication cord mounts were removed ready for new steel to be welded in.
and the mice were let loos on the bottom of the toilet wall. The steel top hat section that supports the wall has to be replaced and while removing the old one is easy getting the new section back in isn't.
also removed along with the toilet floor was the waste pipe also in need of extensive repair work.
Another section of door pillar was replaced on door 1.
Some finishing off was done on the radiator grill plate. Its not from a Mk1 carriage. Maybe a Mk3 Land Rover.
and finally a little painting activity.
David have done some sanding on 16221 had a change and painted up the boundary marker post. I suspect the lettering on the top will get the Alex touch later.
Its a matter of scale. Penny has started on the Santa scenary. All Penny wants for Christmas is a bigger bucket of paint!