Work Report For The 19th August 2000.
During the day several teams worked on different projects, the locks and doors still needed some attention,
The rest of the V.I.P lounge in TC1 needed all its internal window panels removing due to the ingress of water.
And the design and construction of a frame to support a winter cover, the cover being one trailer car in length.
E train during the sunshine we had in the afternoon.
Tony giving some attention to the door latches.
Tony & Simon, this ones going to cause us a few problems.
Tony doing a really good job on the door latches.
Simon giving the opposite door latches some TLC.
The TC1 V.I.P lounge team stripping the rest of the rotten side panels.
Un-covering the underfloor hatches in TC1 V.I.P lounge.
David and Len measuring for the replacement wood panels.
Internal connectors under the floor of TC1.
Nice photo of the vestibule doors, note the steps still present.
V.I.P lounge now stripped and ready for re-fitting, Nice job everyone.
Iron Duke steamed up and ready to roll.
Richard & Kit collecting the tubing for the tent frame, Note : Duchess Of Hamilton's old boiler tubes.
Richard and Len trying the pieces for size.
During the cutting process our cutter gave up the ghost!
The prototype frame is complete, Now time to see if it fits.
Richard and David positioning the frame round the front of E Train.
Up She Goes!!!!
Its up and it fits width wise just fine, but its a little over in the height department, 2 feet shorter I think.
The tent is to allow us to work on the train during the winter months.
E Train in full view to the visitors. The first time for a very long time.
During our working days, its been nice that visitors have stopped and talked about APT to us.
Nice shot of one of E Trains cab.
The team at the end of the day.
Photo's by Kit Spackman, Robin Gray, Simon Argyle. Thanks people.
A very productive day and yet again some very nice weather, well after the rain storm that is...!
Next working day 14th October 2000.