Bruce and I diligently attended Todders … and set to, preparing rail chairs! By end of day we had cleaned ten.
Stuart provided a couple of clips of 2807 Up North:
I thought how quiet it was at Todders - hardly a car in the car park …. There are no services on Thursday, now, are there!
Ten black bottoms done.
At least someone was playing with 45.149, going through Todders towards Laverton.
Gold writing completed on the seven boot scrapers that were nearly complete.
Bruce and I (again!) braved the rain. Plenty of painting to do; so Bruce applied the primary coat to the ten chairs' tops, while I scrubbed up and painted ten brushes. Finally, I fitted brushes to the seven.
While searching for the missing hose clip (before 2807 was loaded onto the lorry to go to NYMR) Bruce noticed that quite a lot of keys had fallen out of rail chairs on Roads 2 & 3. Since my Grandfather was a platelayer, I decided to walk in his footsteps and, armed with the big sledgehammer-thing, I walked the length of the sidings and whacked lots of keys back in place. Some of the wooden ones were pretty useless, but I didn't have any metal ones at hand to replace them with. Anyway, it felt good, so I then called it a day!
We were wondering how NYMR were getting on, using 2807 in the rain !!! I hope they find the canvas cab cover … and the sticking-up things for the sides of the tender to which the canvas attaches. :-)
No feedback yet from NYMR workings this week, apart from Stuart:
"2807 steamed all weekend and according to today's timetable has steamed again today."
and his 100 Club:
"The September 2014 Draw has been made a few days late. I took the numbers bag to the NYMR at Pickering Station on Sunday 5th October and met Richard Rathbone, the 2807 FLA Secretary who was handing out FLA leaflets. He agreed to do the draw whilst standing alongside 2807 on Platform 2. Photo will be in the December 2807 News.".
I called in at Todders to put a top coat on the ten chairs. I suspect that Maurice has called in to check that his winter quarters are still available … I'll keep you posted!
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSIT_C8-l28 for 6 minutes exclusively of 2807 at NYMR up to Saturday 4th.
You can tell that she's really enjoying it (on the first clip, particularly).