The transformation of BG(P) 70759 into a Brake 3rd (BTK) continues with the completion of the re-framing of the corridor side. We are taking advantage of the dryish bit of weather and have started the re-framing of the compartment side.
Final positioning of the second section of frame
Second frame section in position
View showing the first and second sections of frames in position
A grumpy customer complaining about the seats and the excessive ventilation We told him to shut up and finish the job!
A milestone has been reached on completion of the re-framing of the compartment side.
2 views showing the frames from the outside.
Internal and external views of new fitted top panels
In the SVR brochure it states the carriages are lovingly restored in our own workshops! Can somebody tell us where our workshop is?
Temporary lower external cover removed
And now for the top panels
Last set of original match boarding before removal.
Match boarding removed. Note the loose external panel securing blocks!
Removal of last panel and frames
Colin finishing the final section of frames.
What do you call a collection of clamps?
Checking the width of the doorway
Frames glued and bolted in position.
An external view of the fitted frames
View showing the length of new framing
And we solved the problem of cleaning the workbench!
We got rid of the bench!
At the end of March the Teak panelling arrived and after unloading and stacking, the task of measuring and sorting began before the nerve racking job of cutting it to size, then the good bit, fitting them.
Upper Panel fitted
First coat of varnish
Temporary plywood panel removed showing for the last time the frames and back of the match boarding
Lower panel fitted
Beading attached and varnish flatted
ready for another coat
After yet another coat of varnish
Fitting of the last section
of goods end panelling
Mike applying primer to screw heads prior to filling
Compartment side panelled out
A number of blind boxes
The brake stand has been reinstated
As the fat controller would say, the battery
box has had a new coat of paint
In preparation for the new roof some spare roof
hoops have been cleaned and painted.
Thursday 18th Shunt day! The long awaited move in to the Bewdley Carriage and Wagon Works for re-roofing.
2 views of 70759 without tarpaulins prior to the shunt.
2 Views showing the completed panelling and the new passenger section
70759 approaching the C & W Works
70759 in the C & W Works
After an hour waiting out on the Stourport line while the yard is cleared, 70759
returns for the move in to the C & W Works
July - December 2013
Re-roofing and other work completed.
Start of roof removal
Roof boards removed
Example of screws removed from roof with new one for comparison.