Friday, 9 July 2010

SNCB 21013 - Progress this week

Cleaned and painted body framework on the 'other' (north) side of the carriage. The heavy work on the south side is completed.

About half the framework on this side has been needle-gunned, repaired where necessary, and painted. About one third of the new side sheets have been fitted.

An overall view of the coach in the workshop showing progress (north side, see earlier postings in the archive for views of the south side).

Compare the photos above to this image, taken before work started. This extent of corrosion was evident along the entire sides of the coach, not forgetting the roof which had to have 11 curved patches, measuring approximately 1ft by 3ft each, welded in flush.