12/08/18, 1T57 50 years

The weekend saw the GCR commemorate 50 years since the end of mainline timetabled steam and the final service 1T57 having been hauled by 70013 Oliver Cromwell.  I of cause commemorated in my own style dressed as a disgruntled employee of the London Midland Region, precisely 50 years to the day.

Saturday also saw Nick and Jake key and paint the handrails on M730562.20180812_183245.jpg

On to Sunday, I started with applying coats of white to the veranda ceilings,  With Nick and Jake turning their attention to the underframe first scraping down and applying bitumen.

Between coats of white and the spots of rain, I chalked and painted the signwriting to the West side of the vehicle and Nick refitted the Wagon Label clip to the East side removed for planks to be replaced.

Still a few more final details to apply including new windows but the end is now in sight.20180812_183424
Oh, and what of Ross you ask,  his view is slightly different to ours as he continues to enjoy the Sun in Greece.39048336_1693780367411696_6739123649602650112_n.jpg