Monday 27th November 2017

Work continues apace on the RSR’s TPO vehicle which is currently being repainted in the FRT shed. Mike Rigg attends to one of the water filler indents on the TPOTim has begun the task of sanding down the sides whilst Mike Rigg and John Davis have been attending to the end sockets which allow access to the water filler pipes. A new cover will be required for one of the sockets. Mike and John have also been removing the seals from around the sliding doors in order to allow access for painting. John Davis paints the gas holder door after the new warning sign has been attachedThe new replacement warning sign has been affixed to the new gas compartment door and the paint touched up. Fred removing a redundant foot step on the TPOFred has been cleaning up the bogies with a wire brush and has removed the redundant steps (the bogies came from a different vehicle) whilst Roger has begun the task of applying primer.Roger Benbow priming one of the TPO bogies

Keith has continued to work on the replacement steel ends to the Hall’s tender frames.Ade cleans out a hole ready to receive a pin in Caliban's motionAnd Ade has been attending to Caliban‘s motion, seen here cleaning out one of the holes.

A new kitchen unit made up in the mess roomJohn Dixon has continued the task of fitting out the kitchen area of the new mess room and has found that Wickes now have a kitchen sale as well as a 15% discount because they are reorganising the store! John the kitchen fitterCue the purchase of a new three metre work top!

New paint cabinetsTwo new cabinets for the storage of paint have arrived and been filled and lights have now appeared in the 1st class North London Railway coach which is currently being used to store materials.Mike Rigg and John Davis string up lights in the North London Coach storage area

Mike Rigg has kindly taken on the role of FRT Membership Secretary following the resignation of Peter Allcock. We would like to thank Peter for his hard work since taking on the job and wish him well for the future.

The Trust’s folk group, Live Steam, has had a busy weekend with the band appearing at the Old Friends in Ulverston on Saturday evening for a Lancashire Night, seen here under the Christmas decorations. Live Steam at the Old Friends on Saturday, 25th NovemberThey then performed for an hour and a half at Abbeyfield in Ulverston early Sunday afternoon before being joined by George on the out door Theatre Street stage at 4 pm to close down the Dickensian Festival in fine style!Live Steam with George present in full voice on Sunday afternoon at the Dickfest

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