25/03/18 We have painted!

Welcome to this week’s update from Quorn Wagon and Wagon! The weather was excellent the weekend just past, so we managed to paint B850498, the first van to be painted this year. Looking back to last year, we painted B852838 into undercoat on the 2nd April, so we are one week ahead this year!

Warm sunny weather!

On Saturday, we finished preparing the wood work on the van while the temperature rose sufficiently to begin spraying. The wood was painted with wood primer, where special care was taken to sand down the temporary numbers so that they wouldn’t show through. The iron work was painted were is was bear with red oxide primer.

On Sunday, we went one step further and painted the van into undercoat. Sadly we must mourn the loss of our beloved compressor, Edward. This van proved too much and the motor burnt out!

Despite threats of the “Beast from the East 3.0”, we are hoping to paint the top coat next weekend, whilst the Railway’s Easter Vintage Festival is taking place. Thanks for reading!

Author: Ross Loades

Wagon Basher and Systems Engineer in the Rail Industry

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