Monday 22nd August 2022

Phil Bell fits new veneer to GER No. 5With Ade driving RSR’s mid-week train on Wednesday and Alan away on holiday, it has been a slightly quieter week. However, work has continued on Great Eastern Railway Royal Saloon No. 5 where the much anticipated replacement veneer arrived just after lunch on Friday. Phil didn’t waste any time in starting to cut and fit some of the new veneer as can be seen here.

Meanwhile the painting of the large saloon ceiling has been completed and work started on the corridor ceiling, where Phil had previously undertaken repairs after it had been damaged by water ingress.John Dixon attends to GER 5 light fittingsThe next job in the saloon will be to re-fit the vents and light fittings which are currently receiving attention from John Dixon.

John Davis working on kitchen cupboard doors for GER 5John Davis has been continuing the job of removing old varnish from the kitchen compartment cupboard doors.

Fred chipping away at rust on spring hanger components for Wootton HallThe removal of the centre springs from Wootton Hall has given Fred the opportunity to clean up the spring hanger bolts, collars and washers.

Cumbria's new tubes being fitted 16.08.22Finally, over at Embsay good progress is being made with the fitting of new tubes to ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST Cumbria.