Well i’m back but still not 100%, I have had a middle ear infection which resulted in a number of debilitating symptoms. As I say i’m not fully over it, driving in the dark and, as I found out this weekend, standing in a rocking rail vehicle are a few things i still can not do. Thank you to those who have sent their regards and have wished me a swift recovery, but enough of me on to the update.
First a thank you to Rail Vehicle Components Ltd who have kindly offered to overhaul the slack adjusters on the Bogie Bolster. It is great to have support from the rail industry. So a thank you to those companies and individuals who have and continue to support us.
Its worth mentioning for those that do not follow the GCR carriage and wagon facebook page, their focus has been our CCT, this is going to be used as the Generator van for the Winter Wonder light services and reinstated as the fire van for the summer months. Some substantial work by the team at Rothley, with the mechanical overhaul complete and focus is now on the body work.
The site tidy continues with the morning focused on the GUV.
Some time was been spent on the Bogie Bolster. The focus being straightening the north end. A mixture of brute and careful application of force.
Although not back to as built it is much better.
The missing lamp iron was also refitted.
The afternoon was spent looking at sorting and tidying a few vans to make space for displaced items.
On to Sunday with attention on the Bogie Bolster. Sanding down the frame and body sides.
A lot of surface area to cover but by the end of the day the West side and South end, including buffers, are ready for paint, with the North end not much further behind. Just need to move the vehicle to allow access to the East side which allow paint prep and mechanical work required.
The south end Slack adjuster was also removed in preparation for its jaunt to Wigan with the one from the north end for overhaul.
So not more to be said than that concludes this update, and as always we’ll let you know what we have been up to next week.