Hello, and welcome to another update from us. We’ve got some admin to sort before we get into the meat of the update. Firstly, we’ve found out the we’ve been shortlisted for this year’s Heritage Railway Association Awards. We put in for the Morgan Award for Preservation for the completed 17 vehicle van train. Our friends over at Quorn Transport Films have also been shortlisted in the External Communications catergory. We wish them and all others that have been shortlisted good luck, and look forward to seeing you on the night.
You may have seen us in the latest issue of Trackside Magazine, we’re featured in a fantastic six page spread, resulting from a visit earlier in the year. If you haven’t already, pick up the latest issue from all good newagents.
Right on to business, this week we’ve contiued painting the replacement doors and side sheets. Last week we got them all cut and primed, so this week was the turn of undercoat and top coat. On Saturday, Nick and Richard took care of undercoating the edges and I covered the fronts. The shed really helped here, keeping the sheets and us nice and dry while we were applying the paint.
Once we’d got those painted, we cleaned out the brushes and put the paitn way, and picked up some odd jobs. I looked at the air system on the Test Car to fix a leak that had become apparent on the filter/oiler. Matt did some work on the generator room door where the frame had become dettached from the wallk of the coach. Nick and Richard continued the tidy up in the Tool Van, resuting in a much improved Woodworking drawer.
Sunday saw Nick and I apply the bauxite top coat to both doors and side sheets, and then continued the odd jobs. I sorted out the workbench in the Yellow Coach, attaching the magnifying light to the bench kindly donated by Richard. Nick continued the tidy up in the tool van. I fired up the Test Car’s generator and tested the air system tweaks I’d done for leaks. There is one small one to sort out, but nothing major.
That’s it from us for another week, Dave will be back again next week to tell what we’ve been up to, join us then!