15/05/22 – Starting the final details.

Its vintage vehicle weekend at the GCR, so Madge and Jerry out representing us in the main yard. They also made a new friend who spent the night with them, I wonder what conversations were had?

They then spent Sunday together.

On to the main event, as we move closer to the Bogie Bolsters completion.

Nick and Richard focusing on the bolsters, de-weeding and creosoting.

Dave with paint and brush applied the east side lettering.

All that remains is the all important shunt by the Operations department to gain access to the hidden bogie.

I also had my brushes out completing our secret project.

Which was then mounted in the evening.

Thomas was also on site and was able to reach all those areas the less flexible members of the group could not.

On to Sunday, and a few finishing touches on the sign.

Literally dotting the I’s as I missed them, tidying of the right hand edge and prime and gloss the back.

Next task was the annual exam of the Midland Brake van, as this is due and the vehicle required for mid week work .

We were aware of a foot step issue with the vehicle and this was duly changed and creosoted.

Final task for me, the first trip home for Jerry. An absolute pleasure with no issues.

That brings us to the end of this update, lets do it all again next weekend shall we?

4 thoughts on “15/05/22 – Starting the final details.”

  1. The sign is great. Thomas looks like an investment but even an older person was able to get underneath!


  2. More Great work gents, please be careful when using creosote as it’s carsinogenic . Best try and find a similar alternative.


    1. Thanks David! Yes, not wanting to seem dismissive, we’re cautious when we do use it. Definitely one of those gloves and overalls jobs! I’ve known contractors recently have issues with creosote in my day job so just another reminder. We’re using up the last bit of the 5 Gallon drum we have and then it’s out to find an alternative.

      A prescient point though: Most wooden sleepers are impregnated with the stuff, even now. How many people have made raised beds in their gardens with them?


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