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6th May - Update
Yesterday was so busy that I did not get chance to take any photographs to share, which is a great shame due to the amount of work that was undertaken buy a team of nine people.
The LNER Pigeon Van, 4050 had its roof repainted.
The LNER Post Office Sorter, E70294E, had some attention to one of its door that would no longer open. This was initially thought to be due to swelling of the door and the framework around it, but investigations found that the guide under the door that guides the door along the floor runner had come adrift from the door. So, the door was removed followed by the guide, which was then cleaned up along with repairs to the bottom of the door before the two were screwed back together and the door replaced. The vehicle was also given a fitness to run inspection ahead of the ‘Goods Galore’ gala, where the coach will be on display at Leicester.
The LNER Beavertail, 1719, was assessed for roof repairs, where a split in the canvas had developed, thankfully this can be repaired.
The LNER CCT, 96202, was given a check over to ensure it is fit for next weekends ‘Goods Galore’ gala.
The BR TPO set also had some repairs to the roof on 80301 (the apparatus coach) around the water tank area.
Most importantly, we did managed to include a few breaks to drink some tea.
22nd April - TPO 80301