08/10/2018 – Tanks, Tank Flats and TPOs

This weekend  work has continued on the Southern Region brake van (S56010), and the Warflat (WGF 8127).

Now that Matt has finished his repaint of the Caledonian Weltrol, he has now turned his efforts towards titillating the Warflat. This vehicle is to be used in the upcoming Great Central Great War event, where it shall be on display loaded with a replica WW1 tank. Matt has scraped and cleaned down both sides of the wagon, and applied undercoat to them.

Unfortunately, a number of factors have prevented us from applying top coat the the SR brake van, mainly the weather. However Matt has continued in his crusade of detailing the interior of the van, completing the painting on the vacuum setter, the stove surround and making a mount for a shorting bar which we had in storage. Matt also refitted the vacuum gauge which had been polished previously. Some minor paint blisters have also been dealt with.

Nick, Jake and I have all been crewing the Travelling Post Office train this weekend. I may/may not have dropped a bag prematurely, and Jake has begun his training into become a fully fledged member of the TPO crew.

Thanks for reading this week’s update!

Author: Ross Loades

Wagon Basher and Systems Engineer in the Rail Industry

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