On the Wednesday I was in as usual and the there was a lot of good progress on 34929. Paul working the double doors have checked the spacing between the doors
he fitted the lower hinges on the right hand doors where the pillar had been rebuilt.
The woodwork shop with another deliver of timber stacked ready for sorting
This lot for the Shark roof and running boards.
and Ken Austin on the other
In the paintshop Bob was painting the ceiling of 4772. You can see the difference it makes.
while Phil is tidying up the lights and cleaning them
The heat sink probably won't really be needed when the LED bulbs are fitted.
Prep work for the replacement of the base plate and crash pillars at the north end if 4772 are progressing Rex disposing of the old flooring.
The floor all cleared out ready for the welders
Late in the day and Derek has set about cutting sections for the running boards on the shark.
Home and send dave a list of things for Thursday.
That was the end of Wednesday or so I though until a very sad phone call late in the evening.
Dave Clark the HOD had suffered a heart attack and been flown to a Bristol hospital for emersancy life support. He is ok but we didn't know that at the time.
So Thursday saw me back in C&W to sort the things i had put on the list and inform everyone of the situation. Ididn't get many/any pictures for a blog report.
Friday was taken up with emails advising everyone of the latest new on Dave who was thankfully showing signs a good recovery and sorting out what we were doing to deal with things while he is away.
I think it was Saturday when Alex was painting some rather neat little timetable holders. By this time the days had rather blurred into one
Paul was cleaning up the roof support struts on the shark
Alex moved on to painting 'Not to Be Moved' boards and he didn't he sat there all day!
With the end metal work on 34929's north end compete Ken and John Squires have set about rebuilding the pipework for the toilet water tank feeds.
The pipes are anything but straight. making new one can be very entertaining trying to get the bend right.
and then you have to check the fit for connecting it all up
In the paintshop Ainsley started on greying up the Malvern side of 4772.
and the upholstery team soldiered on
while Penny did a little more work on the picture. We know have some bears on the right Sana on the left and you will have to find the polar bear but you won't from this picture. You will have to visit and study the picture for that.
and finally Steve was competing the first side of the panelling for the new saloon in 34929. I was almost finished when we realised a door bumper was missing and had to take a panel back off to install one.
The latest on Dave is that he is making a good recovery but will be away for quite a while.
I am not sure how well the blog will survive in the mean time. Watch this space.