Coach 5 has received a trial fixing of the wooden panels, and a first coat of brown paint for the interior. The point lever in the yard has been connected up, and just needs further ballast around the sleeper to hold it firmly in place. The yard surface will then need replacing burying the pipe carrying the point rod.
The tank on Indian Runner was removed to replace the fuel tap connection, and the tank refitted.
The main job undertaken this week was a return to painting coach number 5. One of the panels had become damaged, so a new panel was cut and the wood primed. Attention then turned to applying a further coat of brown gloss to the metalwork.
New lever plates are being made for the signal box, and the first few were fitted.
A smaller working party this week continued with various jobs around the site. The hand point lever was painted, ready for fitting.
A few photos this week of the work undertaken on the car park area in winter 2014 before the yard was relaid. The first shows the old platform being removed. The hand point lever that is being refurbished can be seen in its former location in the yard. The pipe carries the signal wires from the box, and is now buried beneath the car park. The second shows the start of the new surface going down. The third photo includes the old signal post leaning at a drunken angle. The final photograph shows the yard work last winter, with the car park on the left, and the replacement signal post.