Monday, 28 June 2010

Working on it - honest!

Not too much to report this week, good progress was made but none of it is particularly visible. The bodyside framework of SNCB 21013 was undergoing needle-gunning but no more panels had been stripped off since last week - needle-gunning being a very thorough and time consuming process.

Vanfit B759852 saw further work today, again little of it is visible. The very hot weather today certainly slowed progress. However all the bolts have been cut and interior 'skin' removed, so next week it should be a quick job to remove the damaged planks as they are now ready to come out. It may take longer to make replacements but I am hoping good progress can be made next time, perhaps get it ready for the painting stage by the end of the next session.

Vanfit interior before stripping.

Internal strip partially complete. The remaining boards of this panel have since been removed, and the exterior planks are now ready to come out.

Freshly repainted GNR Lowmac DE414130 was out and about today on a works train, this is the first time I've seen it in use since it was smartened up.

I will be away for a few days so don't expect any updates until 5th July at the earliest (may be slightly longer, depending on which day next week I visit).