With the winter shut down approaching we are deep in prep for the busy period of our year.
The bogies returned from wheel turning were soon the subject of axle box overhauls and wheelset swaps.
Some times its the small things that make a difference. A handy little mod to our mobile vacuum pump. A pair of support brackets for transporting the connection hose.
while John Squires sorted out a new section of pipe for the vacuum release pipe at the end of the carriage.
in place and ready to painting
A bit more sanding first
Despite all the end work continuing Alex was able to focus on some lining out.
The Shark is ready to outshop but Paul still found some finishing touches to apply.
It soon got to be hot work so Hat and coat off.
in 34929 the panelling, and there is a lot of it is progressing
Lining out over for the day and Alex got to paint another bucket
Its actually quite tricky if your not careful the taper and curvature of the buckets makes the writing turn up at the ends. No problem for Alex though.