Following on from yesterdays post, the overhaul of our MK1 Brake Coach has begun today. The coach is currently in the 'stripping down' stage which will see all the compartments (including the guards compartment) being gutted out before the bodywork can start to be sanded down. The carriage will at some stage in the next few weeks be lifted on its bogies so the bogies can be overhauled and the axles sent away for tyre turning.
|John H (L) and John B (in the carriage) dismantle and remove the shelving from inside the guard's compartment|
|John removing the batteries|
|Meanwhile, Steve sets away removing the compartment seats and furnishings|
|Today's progress saw three out of six compartments have their seats, backrests, overhead luggage racks and window frames remove. This photo is taken from the southmost compartment looking into the next two compartments along|
|Another view of one of the gutted compartments. The wood on the floor is the window interior frames which has all been labelled and made ready for storage|
|More progress to follow soon|