Work continues on M730562 despite the rain.
As Nick was alone Saturday he spent the time cleaning the inside of the van and filling over the screws.
Sunday was business as usual with Myself and Ross joining Nick. With the wet weather, there was no chance of starting the external repaint of the vehicle. So attention turned to the inside. I sanded the filler applied by Nick. There were a few remaining activities on the outside of the van and during breaks in the wet Nick and Ross carried these out, mainly one final bolt for a handrail and a few missing screws.
Attention then turned to second coats of Cream and Bauxite.
Nick also manufactured and fitted a new seat base for the East side as the original was removed for previous work and was too fragile to refit.
We also made some BR style door signs there use we shall reveal in the next update.
Finally, we have made some positive steps towards Identifying the LMS van that has recently joined the collection. Our thanks go to Phil Hetherington and John Hall for their efforts so far and we have reached a likely identification.
The story so far sees a number of 500XXX vans being condemned at Barassie of these one makes it too Inverkeithing infact of all 1000 Derby built D1891 diagramed vans only one makes it to this location. Inverkeithing is on the Rosyth Branch so is the nearest BR location identified by a 4 digit depot code to the Naval Dockyard at Rosyth the location our vehicle was purchased from. This single-vehicle was 500954, a number of other avenues are being looked into which hopefully will take this likely identification to a positive.
“And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.”
A bible quote I think aptly describes today.