Monday, 24 August 2015

24.08.2015 update

17101 was brought out of the shed to be turned, this was because we need to change one of the bogies and needed the one to be replaced on the south end.  This event was also filmed by a BBC film crew.  Those of you that viewed "The Mountain" series about life in Aviemore during the winter, when they didn't mention us!  Well they are doing an Aviemore in the summer series which will feature us.  The main characters are Calum and Tommy who are billed as one of the youngest steam crews in the country.  However they stuck a microphone on me and pointed a camera my way, it will probably come out like gibberish.  Cringe time when broadcast.

A bit more of the corridor floor, out side of the Guards compartment has been taken up, chasing the rot.

The hole in the floor, which as usual is between the heavy outside rail structure and the first metal rib.  When it was cleaned up, the hole extended for around five feet in length.

The corridor floor on the outside of the compartments has been replaced, it is now awaiting the difficult bit of laying the lino covering.

The cross corridor has also been re-floored, this time utilising the old plywood taken from the walls.  An after thought was that perhaps it should have been the other way up and not varnish side up, time will tell.

At the luggage end of the vehicle the inside walls are being finished off.  Here the left hand wall has been rebuilt using new tongue and grooved boards.

Inside the Guards compartment, the walls have been cleaned down and are being repainted.

More progress on "Tommy's wagon" officially it is the weed killing wagon.  The head board has been fitted.

Another view of the head board from the inside, showing the steel lining.

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