Saturday, 4 March 2017

FW: Progress Saturday 4th March 2017

Here is the progress report for today which Rob has asked me to forward on.


Evening all

Despite the gloomy and foggy start early on it turned out to be blue skies and sunshine for the most part of the today, the passenger service which was being run by our hybrid 101-108 two car dmu set saw resonable passenger loadings throughout the day. We also hosted two steam experiences today on the incline one during the morning and one in the afternoon which was being handled by No3. Also Richard provided yard tours throughout the day for visiting customers.

Down the yard the LMSCA were having a good tidy up and sort out in the LMS BTK and TO, and Derek and Dan were working on the BSK's interior luggage doors off the guards van caged area which are being stripped down and refurbished. Also the 8F group were down the yard working on the Duke.

The DMU team were slightly thin on the ground today as most of the lads are exhibiting there O gauge layout warner street at the Royal Lemington Spa model railway exhibition over the weekend hopefully the lads and layout will win some more prizes and trophies at this exhibition. The theme of the day for us was mainly coaches with the diesel gala fast approching the LMS brake van had its new vacuum gauge fitted properly after it was loose tested Thursday, and the SK had its new buckeye fitted oiled and cleaned up. In the shed the CK had some sanding and prep done on the roof ready for repaint and James continued his sterling work welding up the p way bubble which is coming on nicely now. L.S Engineering returned Iris's vac cylinder from repair so hopefully we will see her back in traffic soon. And the bubbles vac cylinder was loaded and sent away to receive the same treatment at the L.S Engineering workshop. The shed area also had a general tidy up of scrap metal and rubbish now the contractors have finished erecting the shed extention with doors and concrete next on the list.

And that's all for now

Cheers Rob