Sunday, 26 February 2012

SNCB 21033: Update 1

Here are a few photos from the Carriage Shed a couple of weeks ago, showing then-current progress on SNCB (Belgian) coach No.21033...

The vast majority of the roof has now been sanded back.

New metal has now been let into the end of the coach, formed into a compound curve to match the original shape of the roof. I would've liked to have been around when this happened, to see how it was done!

The lower bodyside rivets on the north side have been cut, ready to remove the side sheets. Like sister coach No.21013 (outshopped last year), it appears that the sheeting on the top half does not require complete replacement.