Monday, 28 October 2019

Saturday round up

Another hectic day in C&W with lots going on.

A pretty well full dirty gang were in and swapping wheel sets. This a temporary switch while wheel turning is being considered. all eyes on watching to see that the bogie frame is sliding smoothly down the guides over the axle boxes



Phil was cleaning up the sinks for the toilets in 4772 while they are out to allow floor repairs after the welding of the crash pillars and end plates is done.



To that end of welding repairs John Squires started on the removal of the old plating he has recollection of installing about 11 years ago. In those days we didn't have the full range of expertise available today. The crash pillars were only partially repaired. Now we will do a full replacement and repair of the base plate and crash pillars.



Alex started on a first top coat of the Cotswold side of 4772.



Having completed the ceiling in the saloon area of 34929 Steve has started rebuilding the ceiling in the corridor and vestibule.



Richard Stone and Paul prepared all the remaining roof planking for the Shark. Tuesday's job with some more assistance will be to get it all fitted.



With the barn end now enclosed it is possible to make more use of the barn and gradually with experience several improvements are being made. This a back board for some tools and storage bins to be hung.


4 comments:

Paul & Marion Sucksmith said...

It looks like the extension to the barn was worth the money and it seems to be making a very big difference to your working practices. It is getting to the point of being very profesional for a volunteer group.
Looking forward, I would love to come and look around when there is an open day there.
Regards
Paul & Marion

Mikeslipper@hotmail.com said...

You guys do a terrific job in c and w. With family i visited on Saturday.couldn't have picked a worse day weather wise. But amazing numbers of people travelling on the trains.

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

We are always open for the two main Galas. You will be most welcome do stop and say hallo!

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

Yep that was about the worst day! However, being on the train was still a good place to be.